Former Professor Sentenced For Sexual Assault

A former visiting UNL professor, accused of sexually assaulting a student last fall, was in court in Lincoln late Monday afternoon.. Forty-one year old Debasis Chaudhuri was on a temporary teaching assignment when he was accused last October. A student told police she went to his office to talk about grades when, she says, he pinned her down in a chair, and fondled her. Monday, his attorney offered a plea of no contest to the misdemeanor 3rd degree sexual assault charge, if the felony attempted sexual assault and false imprisonment charges were dropped. The judge agreed and Chaudhuri was sentenced to 60 days in jail. But with time served, he could be released next month-the same time his visa expires.