Two UCLA students say they were sexually assaulted, hazed as summer camp counselors, and had their cellphones and computers hacked, all under the watchful eye of a teacher.
Their accusations were reported on Monday by Inside Higher Ed.
The most shocking is about a teacher who allegedly put his hand over a student’s mouth, an act that one student called “unconscionable.” The teacher, an English, philosophy and literature major named David P. Johnson, had allegedly been directing and guiding students to “experiment with sex” since at least early 2014, Inside Higher Ed reported.
Pamela, a student at UCLA who goes by the name of “Sara,” alleges that she was assaulted by Johnson in his car in July of 2014. She said she was drinking at the time. He drove her home, took her to a secluded spot where she asked if she could have sex with him. She says he refused.
“I was so upset because he was putting his hand over my mouth on the way to the car, and I was still in high school,” she said in an e-mail to Inside Higher Ed. “I said, ‘I’m not having sex on your roof.’ And he said, ‘Sure, honey, I got a roof.’ I was really drunk, I could barely stand on my feet, and he still wanted me to have sex at his house.”
“He had my head down facing the ground, and then he put his hand over my mouth and said, ‘Don’t worry about what I’m about to do, just do it.’ I never did have sex with him on the roof. I told him I didn’t want to do it, but he said, ‘Don’t be like that, be a good girl, don’t make me be like this,’” Sara said in an e-mail to Inside Higher Ed. “He said he was just going to have sex with me, and then he came back to my house and he had been drinking and didn’t remember anything other than making it up.”
Sara said she believed him. She says