PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A poster plastered all over a local college campus accuses a professor – a Pittsburgh councilman – of trading grades for sex.
The KDKA Investigators have learned three different agencies are investigating where the poster came from and whether there’s anything to the allegations.
Those flyers were posted on the Community College of Allegheny County campus on the North Side. They name CCAC professor and Pittsburgh Councilman Ricky Burgess.
County police, Pittsburgh police and CCAC security all confirm that they are investigating.
The flyer has since been removed from campus, but KDKA-TV was sent a copy anonymously in the mail. It alleges Burgess traded sex for grades – that he promised to give students an “A” if they would have sex with him.
The flyer appears to be written by a student who claims she had to withdraw from all of her classes in her final semester because of the “trauma” Burgess caused her. She asks others to come forward.
A spokesman for CCAC told KDKA, “We are co-operating fully with the law enforcement agencies looking into this matter.”
County Police Superintendent Charlie Moffatt told KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin: “We are conducting an investigation. We are in the initial steps of that investigation.”
Pittsburgh police also confirm they have sex-crimes detectives on the case.
Investigators describe this case as difficult. They are trying to find the person who placed the flyers and at this point they do not have any alleged victims.
Also the fact is if the allegations turn out to be false, whoever put up the flyers may face charges.
As for Ricky Burgess, he has not returned phone calls for comment.