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New Jersey Professor Accused Of Running Prostitution Site

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MADISON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey college professor has been arrested in New Mexico and accused of operating a prostitution website.

David Flory teaches physics at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s campus in Teaneck, N.J.

On Sunday, police arrested the New York City resident in Albuquerque, N.M., on 40 counts of promoting prostitution. Police say Flory owns a vacation home in Santa Fe.

Albuquerque Police Lt. William Roseman told The Record newspaper Flory’s website, Southwest Companions, was designed to give users access to more women once they gained Flory’s trust.

Roseman says Flory told police he didn’t make money off of the website and saw it as a hobby.

A Fairleigh Dickinson University spokeswoman says the school was saddened by the arrest, but did not say if the professor has been suspended from his job.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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