Via C&EN's Andrea Widener:
Ting Guo, a chemistry professor at the University of California, Davis, is under investigation for allegedly raping a high school student he was mentoring in 2010. UC Davis released a statement Jan. 12 confirming the investigation. Guo has been on paid leave since January 2021.
The firing of a UC Davis faculty member is on the agenda for the UC Board of Regents meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19, but the person’s name is not listed.
Guo was named in a 2020 civil lawsuit by the student, listed as Jane Doe. The suit says that in 2010, the student, who lived in Davis, met Guo after her Advanced Placement chemistry teacher asked the class to shadow a chemist. Guo continued to mentor the student after that initial meeting.
Several months later, the student took gifts to Guo at his Davis home, where he raped her, according to the lawsuit. Guo raped the student two more times in separate incidents, also at his home. In one case he offered to give her $60, the suit says.
Full article here. What grim news.