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Cal Poly professor no longer employed by university after up-skirt peeping case

Posted at 2:47 PM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 21:31:50-04

Cal Poly announced Friday that a professor who pleaded no contest this week to using a cell phone to look up a colleague's skirt is no longer employed by the university.

On Monday, Jason Alan Williams was sentenced to five years probation for a charge of using a device to see through clothing for arousal.

Williams worked in the psychology department at Cal Poly.

Kendra Williams, who also works in that department and is not related, said that on May 2, 2018, she was in the mail room with Jason Williams when he used his cell phone to take pictures up her skirt.

San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow said Williams could only be charged with a misdemeanor in this case because there was no evidence of inappropriate pictures found on his phone. Dow said police waited several days to collect the phone from Williams.

Jason Williams was suspended by the university on the same day Kendra Williams reported the incident. A Cal Poly spokesperson says the disciplinary review process was so lengthy because the university had to conduct its own investigation, review evidence and follow CSU procedures.

Cal Poly says Williams has appealed the university's decision regarding his employment.

Kendra Williams shared her story with KSBY News on Thursday, saying she hoped to be an advocate for other victims.