4 Mar 2008

New Caledonian academic loses his job over pornographic pictures

3:01 pm on 4 March 2008

A history professor in New Caledonia has been dismissed and barred from teaching across the French education system for taking pornographic pictures, including of himself, on the university premises.

A disciplinary committee found that the pictures, which were taken in various university locations, amounted to an attack on the university's reputation and mission.

The 47-year old professor is also a counsillor at the Noumea town hall.

His lawyer says there'll will be an appeal as the decision against his client is based on allegations that are not proven.