FIU Professor arrested on sexual assault charges

| Jun 21, 2016 | Firm News

On June 16, 2016, Florida International University (FIU) professor David Ralston, age 69, was arrested at a hotel in Fort Lauderdale for allegedly assaulting his housekeeper.

In April, Ralston hired the female housekeeper after seeing an ad on Craigslist. She told the police that Ralston offered her a drink when she arrived at his home in Fort Myers and that 30 minutes later she began to feel disoriented. She suspects that she was drugged and passed out for a period of time. Ralston allegedly assaulted her while she was semi-conscious. She was found by her husband unconscious in Ralston’s driveway.  The Lee County Sheriff’s office said that during their investigation they found a surveillance video that captured the assault.

Ralston taught business at FIU for four years.  According to a statement released by FIU, the university is aware of the arrest and Ralston will not be teaching this summer.

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