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N4T Investigators: Former UA dean back in court

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Tucson - The embattled former dean of the University of Arizona  College of Pharmacy was back in Pima County Superior Court today. 

Jesse Bootman is charged with five felonies, including sexually assaulting a woman in his home last October, as well as kidnapping her and giving her a date rape drug. The 65-year old former dean was re-arraigned because his case has been returned to a grand jury at his attorney's request, so new evidence can be presented. 

As the News 4 Tucson Investigators first reported in April, Bootman was indicted twice, because additional charges were presented. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges. 

Bootman remains on the faculty at UA and is on paid administrative leave.  Bootman’s salary is $252,763, according to a UA spokesman.

Bootman also faces civil charges as well as criminal charges. The 45 year-old alleged victim is suing him for the alleged attack, and his two former attorneys for defamation and slander, for comments the lawyers made about the woman during a news conference weeks after the alleged assault. The News 4 Tucson Investigators will continue to follow both cases.

If you have a story you’d like us to investigate, email us at investigators at kvoa.com or call our tip line at 520-955-4444.

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