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David Flory, Fairleigh Dickinson University Professor, Accused Of Running Prostitution Site

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MADISON, N.J. — A New Jersey college professor has been arrested in New Mexico and is accused of operating a prostitution website.

David Flory teaches physics at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, N.J.

On Sunday, police arrested the New York City resident in Albuquerque, N.M., on 40 counts of promoting prostitution. Police say Flory has long owned a vacation home in Santa Fe.

Albuquerque Police Lt. William Roseman told The Record newspaper Flory's website, Southwest Companions, was designed to give users access to more women once they gained Flory's trust.

Roseman says Flory told police he did not make money off of the website and saw it as a hobby.

Fairleigh Dickinson University said it was saddened. The university did not say if the professor has been suspended from his job.

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