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Columbia professor is charged with with incest[...] (political science prof.)
NY Daily News ^ | 20 October 2011 | Melissa Grace

Posted on 10/20/2011 8:27:04 AM PDT by Feline_AIDS

A popular Columbia professor was charged Thursday with incest - accused of a sick sex relationship with a female relative, prosecutors said.

Political science Prof. David Epstein, 46, bedded the young woman over a three-year period ending last year, according to court papers.

He was arraigned before a Manhattan judge on a single felony incest count.

"We ask that everyone remember that he is innocent until proven otherwise and that these allegations are nothing more than allegations," said Epstein's defense lawyer Matthew Galluzzo.

University spokesman Robert Hornsby said that Epstein "is now on administrative leave and will not be teaching students."

Epstein, who specializes in American politics and voting rights, has taught at Harvard and Stanford and often is quoted by news organizations. He also has blogged on The Huffington Post.

Sources said the victim was over 18 when the relationship began in 2006 and that the two often exchanged twisted text messages.

Epstein faces up to four years behind bars if convicted.

He was released on his own recognizance.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: columbiauniversity; dirtbag; incest; lowereducation

1 posted on 10/20/2011 8:27:13 AM PDT by Feline_AIDS
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To: Feline_AIDS

What’s the incest criteria in NY law..2nd, 3rd colusin?


2 posted on 10/20/2011 8:30:25 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: Feline_AIDS

What’s the incest criteria in NY law..2nd, 3rd cousin?


3 posted on 10/20/2011 8:30:28 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: Feline_AIDS

What’s the incest criteria in NY law..2nd, 3rd cousin?


4 posted on 10/20/2011 8:30:31 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: Feline_AIDS
Another fine outstanding liberal.
5 posted on 10/20/2011 8:31:41 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

“We ask that everyone remember that he is innocent until proven otherwise and that these allegations are nothing more than allegations,” said Epstein’s defense lawyer Matthew Galluzzo.

BS. He is either innocent or guilty, regardless of what a jury finds. He is PRESUMED innocent in a court of law. The lawyer doesn’t even know the law.


6 posted on 10/20/2011 8:32:04 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Feline_AIDS
There's a lot of screwed up young women who hate Daddy. I'm skeptical of all these stories.
7 posted on 10/20/2011 8:33:39 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: ken5050

http://law.onecle.com/new-york/penal/PEN0255.25_255.25.html

255.25 Incest in the third degree.
A person is guilty of incest in the third degree when he or she
marries or engages in sexual intercourse, oral sexual conduct or anal
sexual conduct with a person whom he or she knows to be related to him
or her, whether through marriage or not, as an ancestor, descendant,
brother or sister of either the whole or the half blood, uncle, aunt,
nephew or niece.
Incest in the third degree is a class E felony.


8 posted on 10/20/2011 8:34:11 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Feline_AIDS
Sources said the victim was over 18 when the relationship began in 2006 and that the two often exchanged twisted text messages.

Was she also arrested?

9 posted on 10/20/2011 8:34:11 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Feline_AIDS
... accused of a sick sex relationship with a female relative
Well, if it was good enough for FDR what's the problem?

10 posted on 10/20/2011 8:35:15 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Aww come on now. It’s just another ‘choice’, another ‘alternative’ lifestyle. Why are they being so hard on the guy? It apparently was consensual and really, it isn’t anybody’s business what they did in the bedroom.

Sound familiar?


11 posted on 10/20/2011 8:35:37 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Country Folks can survive....can you? Are you ready?)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Son? Daughter? Mom?


12 posted on 10/20/2011 8:36:16 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1002 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: null and void

Daughter


13 posted on 10/20/2011 8:39:35 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Nov. 6, 2012 - Rebut, refute, reFudiate!)
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To: rolling_stone

Guess this code doesn’t cover sexual relations with adoptive daughters in N.Y.?


14 posted on 10/20/2011 8:41:39 AM PDT by classified
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To: definitelynotaliberal

Strange that this fact is not in the article.Not.


15 posted on 10/20/2011 8:42:43 AM PDT by georgia peach (georgia peach)
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To: Feline_AIDS
A popular Columbia professor was charged Thursday with incest - accused of a sick sex relationship with a female relative, prosecutors said.

I remember this story being widely reported some time ago - the "female relative" was this degenerate's daughter. And yeah, he's very much a liberal - here are his blog posts at Huffington Post.
16 posted on 10/20/2011 8:54:25 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Feline_AIDS; All
Professor David Epstein charged with incest with HIS DAUGHTER

Ivy league liberal political science values!

17 posted on 10/20/2011 8:55:03 AM PDT by drpix
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To: Feline_AIDS
Sources said the victim was over 18

If this ADULT woman was a victim than it must have been a rape, otherwise she's also guilty of incest.

18 posted on 10/20/2011 8:56:42 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Just from the looks of that guy, I’d pull a Monk after shaking hands with him by using a dozen wipes. One smarmy/oily/sleazy looking individual. I wouldn’t let him near our cat.


19 posted on 10/20/2011 8:57:45 AM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: ken5050

They’ll let him go. It’s the coming thing.


20 posted on 10/20/2011 9:02:29 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (2012—They vote twice— we'll vote three times.)
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To: ken5050

In a number of states, you can marry your cousin.


21 posted on 10/20/2011 9:02:29 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: rolling_stone

Yet it’s legal to marry your first cousin in NY


22 posted on 10/20/2011 9:07:18 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Feline_AIDS

Heard on the Hudson:

“Row faster. I hear banjos.”


23 posted on 10/20/2011 9:09:51 AM PDT by RichInOC (Sarah Palin is at war with the left. Most Freepers are just playing the video game.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Remember: THERE IS NO SLIPPERY SLOPE!!!!!


24 posted on 10/20/2011 9:33:24 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Gore Lauds Romney on Climate Position; 0bamaCare was based on RomneyCare.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Epstein, who specializes in American politics and voting rights, has taught
at Harvard and Stanford and often is quoted by news organizations.
He also has blogged on The Huffington Post.

hmmm...Figures, In the spirit of "Swimmer" Kennedy...
Another Ivy -League Liberal / Marxist got caught...


25 posted on 10/20/2011 10:17:11 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: RichInOC
Heard on the Hudson: “Row faster. I hear banjos.”


26 posted on 10/20/2011 10:21:21 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Come on you can’t be hard on the guy he is a professor. Don’t you know they are better than us? Don’t you know the rules like taxes, immigration, incest, and driver’s licenses are only for the masses. We should protest this type of treatment I am sure the police acted stupidly. Free Epstien in time for Nov 2012 we need every vote!!


27 posted on 10/20/2011 10:32:55 AM PDT by shoff (Environmentalists are the 21st century’s luddites.)
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To: rolling_stone

not sure how to read that...only blood relatives ? related through marrage ? my SIL is off limits ?

but more importantly, are cousins in or out ?

and if they were both male, (or female) would it be ok ?


29 posted on 10/20/2011 11:14:13 AM PDT by stylin19a (obama -> poster boy for Einstein's definition of insanity)
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To: Feline_AIDS

The man had the misfortune to be only about a decade ahead of his time.


30 posted on 10/20/2011 11:32:51 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: stuartcr

New York takes it name from the Duke of York, later King James II. James II’s daughter Mary married her first cousin, William of Orange. (William’s mother was a sister of James II.) They later ruled as King William III and Queen Mary II.


31 posted on 10/20/2011 2:15:19 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Outlaw Woman
Aww come on now. It’s just another ‘choice’, another ‘alternative’ lifestyle. Why are they being so hard on the guy? It apparently was consensual and really, it isn’t anybody’s business what they did in the bedroom.

Read the comments on the article. You pretty much got it word for word. People are sick.

32 posted on 10/22/2011 4:00:29 PM PDT by Feline_AIDS (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: Feline_AIDS
People are sick.

Indeed they are. There is only one thing that keeps man from devolving into animals; that is God. Since our society has decided to obliterated all references to Him, this is what we wind up with.

33 posted on 10/22/2011 9:14:02 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Country Folks can survive....can you? Are you ready?)
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