Former UVA Professor Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Charges

By: Marcus Washington
By: Marcus Washington

November 10, 2005

Former University of Virginia professor Martin Straume plead guilty to four misdemeanor charges after a felony charge of attempted malicious wounding was dropped to a misdemeanor assault charge.

He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, but that sentence was suspended.

For the next two years Straume will have to follow strict instructions requested by a counselor.

Straume faced these charges after a UVA graduate student told Charlottesville Police that Straume made threatening calls, sent threatening emails and stalked her.

After going to talk to Straume at his office, the alleged victim claims that Straume tried to run her over with his car.

Straume resigned from the University of Virginia on September 21.

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