ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – Two female students at the New Mexico State Alamogordo campus have accused the same professor of stalking them.
They claim the 60-year-old man would drive by their homes, work and one said he even tried to get her into a university van with him.
One of the women notified school officials about what was going on last September. She even requested a security escort.
Now the security guard assigned to protect her claims university administration told him not to tell campus police about the situation.
“You know I don’t know where he comes up with that,” NMSU-A President Cherie Jimeno said.
That security guard said the school was “hush-hush” about it and was told they would handle the situation “in house”.
He said when he told police about it the university retaliated against him.
Jimeno said she’s not sure when campus police were notified about the alleged stalking.
“You can see that the campus never ever tried to cover up anything,” Jimeno said.
The accused professor who worked at the university for more than 20 years was placed on administrative leave and retired in April.
No criminal charges have been filed against him but the District Attorney’s office said it’s looking into the case.
Jimeno said, “this student is a victim and we’ve taken measures to sure this student feels safe at our campus.”