A Columbia political science professor has been charged with having a sexual relationship with his 24-year-old daughter, the Columbia Daily Spectator reports.
David Epstein, 46, was charged Thursday with one count of third-degree incest. Police told the Spectator that the relationship appeared consensual. Read more after the jump!!
(HP)–According to the New York Daily News, Epstein and the woman had a three-year sexual relationship and often exchanged “twisted text messages.”
The Spectator reports that Epstein is married to another Columbia political science professor, Sharyn O’Halloran, though a recent update to his Facebook page says he is single. The couple was featured in a 2008 Spectator article about professors who “bring love to work.”
“Our complementary skills lead to a great partnership,” O’Halloran told the Spectator.
One student described Epstein, who was teaching a class on game theory this semester, as a “very nice guy.” Outside of his professorial duties, Epstein also blogged for this website, on topics ranging from torture to Sarah Palin.
Epstein is currently on administrative leave.