Australian Academic Asked Students For Sex
A former Perth university academic invited a vulnerable foreign student back to his house and asked her to “satisfy him” for higher marks, Western Australia’s corruption watchdog has found.
The Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) reported that the Chinese woman, in her early 20s, was one of four international students whom Dr Nasrul Ali pressured for sex in exchange for higher marks.
In its report tabled to parliament on Thursday, the CCC found one of the students was asked to meet the former Curtin University tutor at a McDonald’s restaurant to discuss her marks.
At their 7pm meeting, Dr Ali told her it was too noisy and asked her back to his home nearby.
“Dr Ali asked (her) how a Chinese student would normally have satisfied a Chinese teacher, to which (she) responded by telling him a Chinese student would try to be a good student and get good grades,” the CCC said in its report.
“According to (the student), it was then that he told her that she could live with him. At this time, Dr Ali had his arm along the back of the couch behind her which made her feel uncomfortable.”
The academic then said “he wanted her to try and satisfy him, that he wanted her to stay the night (but) she told him that she did not have time” and left.
Dr Ali had also conducted night-time meetings with two other Chinese students in which he suggested they could make up for their low marks through “non-academic” means.