Stanford Computer Science professor accused of sexual assault
Stanford University computer science professor Stanislaus Lander, 44, has been charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor, police said.
Police said Lander sexually assaulted a woman in the parking lot of his house in February.
The alleged assault occurred in the area of the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, police told ABC News.
In an interview with ABC News, Lander said he’s “deeply sorry” for his actions and said he has learned from them.
He is expected to make his first court appearance on Monday.
The arrest comes a week after Lander was charged with sexual assault of a minor, a felony, by another woman who was staying with him, according to an affidavit.
In the affidavit, the woman said Lester asked her to leave the house, “to allow him to take his belongings, to lie down on the couch, and to undress in his living room.
She did not consent to the sexual act and was not present at the time of the incident.
Police have not released the woman’s name.
The case was initially filed in February, according.
The charges were added in February and Lander has been on unpaid leave since then.
Lander graduated from the University of Southern California in 2002 and received his doctorate in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010.
He was a visiting professor at Stanford in 2016, where he was known for his pioneering work on object-oriented programming.