MILWAUKEE (AP) — A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor is accused of sexually assaulting a student he was advising in a PhD program.

Fifty-eight-year-old Anthony Azenabor is charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree sexual assault. Azenabor made his initial appearance in court Sunday when cash bond was set at $7,500.

A criminal complaint says the assaults began in March 2018 and occurred at his office and a research lab. The complaint says the woman was afraid to disclose the assaults for fear that she would not be granted a PhD.

Authorities say that during the course of the investigation, a second victim was identified who was previously Azenabor’s student. She also said she did not disclose the assaults for fear of not receiving her graduate degree. Azenabor’s attorney did not immediately return a call for comment.

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