JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Former Jackson State University President Dr. William Bynum has been found guilty of several charges Wednesday stemming from his arrest in connection to a prostitution sting earlier this year.
Bynum was accompanied by attorney Dennis Sweet for the trial, answering to charges brought against him in a February arrest.
He did not admit guilt in court to the charges.
“We just entered a plea of nolo contendere and we’re going to take it up from there, whatever the legal supplement,” said Sweet. “We’re not contesting, not guilty, not innocent. Just nolo, not challenging”.
Clinton police charged him with procuring the services of a prostitute, false statement of identity and simple possession of marijuana.
He was among 16 taken into custody during a Clinton P.D. prostitution sting.
A Clinton Justice Court Judge finds Dr. Bynum guilty, sentencing him to 6 months suspended, $250.00 for prostitution charge, $350.00 for marijuana, $350.00 for false statement of identity.
He resigned as the university’s 11th president shortly after his February arrest.
He is now suing the university. Bynum claims Jackson State owes him 110 percent of his $300,000 salary.
He made no comment leaving court.