Instructor Hugo Schwyzer is at risk of being fired by the college after publicly admitting to having sexual relations with his students as recently as 2011, according to a District statement.
Schwyzer is known for bringing adult film stars such as James Deen and Jessica Drake to speak in his “Navigating Pornography” course, for which he received national attention.
“Such conduct, if confirmed as true, would be a grave violation of college policy warranting termination,” the statement written by General Counsel Gail Cooper reads.
According to the District’s policy no. 6022, “consensual relationships between members of the College community are inappropriate if one individual has power or authority over another,” such as relationships between students and instructors.
Schwyzer voluntarily left the college earlier this summer after sexting messages between him and amateur adult film star Christina Parreira were made public in early August.
Robert Bell, senior vice president of student services, explained at the time Schwyzer left that the professor hadn’t violated any district policy by having a relationship with a person outside of the district.
According to Schwyzer’s most recent post on his blog, he admits the claims of having sex with his students are true.
“Until recently, I maintained that I had stopped having sex with students enrolled in my classes in 1998. That is not true; I started sleeping with students again in 2008,” he said. “I will convey this information to the college, and I expect this will be a factor in discussions about my future as an history instructor.”
The District is still investigating Schwyzer’s claims.
“All of us in the college are outraged by Mr. Schwyzer’s statements about his conduct,” the statement reads. “The college is acting swiftly to conduct an investigation and to hold Mr. Schwyzer accountable for his actions while an employee.”