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Protesters want UC student regent ousted

By March 18, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Protesters want a University of California student regent ousted because of an assault allegation by his former girlfriend.

The group of women calling itself “Justice for Laya” told the UC Board of Regents on Wednesday that Jesse Cheng should be removed. Cheng, who didn’t attend the meeting, is fighting accusations that he sexually assaulted a former girlfriend in October. He was arrested, but he wasn’t charged.

The campus Office of Student Conduct determined last week that Cheng touched the former girlfriend without her consent, a finding that Cheng denied when questioned by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Regents chairman Russell Gould says UC is reviewing the woman’s allegation and will stay on the board until there the investigation is completed.

The Associated Press

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