NEWARK, N.J. – A Rutgers University professor convicted of sexually assaulting a disabled man she said had consented to the relationship by communicating on a keyboard is set to learn her fate.
Anna Stubblefield was chair of the university's philosophy department. She is scheduled to be sentenced in Newark on Friday.
Prosecutors contended she used her position to take advantage of the 34-year-old man, who has cerebral palsy and is unable to speak.
Stubblefield testified during the trial that she and the man were in love and that he consented to the sexual activity in her office by communicating through assisted typing on a keyboard.
Stubblefield faces a maximum prison sentence of 40 years.