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David Epstein, Columbia Professor, Incest Charges

David Epstein, a political science professor within Columbia University was arrested Wednesday for having "consensual" sexual relations with his 24 year old daughter. Reports from Thursday's Columbia Daily Spectator indicate that Epstein was charged with one count of third degree incest. Police reports indicate that Epstein and his daughter had a three year long sexual relationship and also exchanged a series of "twisted text messages." The relationship between Epstein and his daughter ended in 2009. If convicted, Epstein will face a four year prison term.

Epstein has been described by students as "jovial" and a "very nice guy." Epstein is presently on administrative leave.

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