Ohio prosecutor looking into allegations against instructor
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor is looking into allegations against a flute instructor who was the subject of a University of Cincinnati sexual harassment investigation.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reported earlier this week the school’s investigation into complaints in 2016 against then-professor Bradley Garner found evidence of “pervasive” misconduct, including “unwanted sexual advances and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature” back to the 1990s.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters told The Enquirer the university has been cooperative as he seeks to “examine what they have” before deciding whether to pursue a case.
The College-Conservatory Of Music’s interim dean recommended firing Garner, but the 61-year-old star flutist remained until his December retirement. He denied the accusations in a sworn affidavit, calling the school’s investigation a “rumor-seeking, undisciplined witch hunt.”