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University of Toronto statement

September 5, 2013

TORONTO, ON — Seri­ous charges have been laid against Dr. Andrew Payne, a Lec­tur­er at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to’s Fac­ul­ty of Archi­tec­ture, Land­scape and Design. The Uni­ver­si­ty acknowl­edges the pre­sump­tion of inno­cence until one is proven guilty. In view of the seri­ous­ness of the charges, by mutu­al agree­ment, Dr. Payne has ceased all teach­ing and stu­dent-relat­ed activ­i­ties and will not be present on the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to cam­pus until fur­ther notice. The mat­ter is before the crim­i­nal courts and the Uni­ver­si­ty will not be mak­ing any fur­ther com­ment at this time.


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