The president of a historically Black college in Mississippi has resigned after he was arrested in a prostitution and drug sting.
William Bynum Jr., who was president of Jackson State University since 2017, resigned after he was busted along with 15 other people for "procuring the services of a prostitute, false statement of identity and possession of marijuana," according to the Clarion-Ledger.
The Clinton Police Department conducted a prostitution sting and arrested multiple suspects, including Jackson, WJTV.com reported.
Jackson State University professor Shonda McCarthy, 46, was also arrested for procuring the services of a prostitute and marijuana possession while operating a motor vehicle.
Sheena Stanford, 35, and several other suspects were charged with "promoting prostitution."
Detectives made contact with the suspects through various "dark web" services.
Bynum, a married father of six, resigned less than a week after another HBCU president was fired for his role in an admissions scandal.
Dr. Austin Lane was terminated early Wednesday for allegedly allowing an unqualified student to be admitted to Texas Southern's law school.
The JSU board will convene an emergency meeting to discuss appointing an interim president.