LAS VEGAS — College of Southern Nevada officials are keeping quiet on whether they will take action after a professor was accused of having sex in public earlier this month.

Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the college almost chose to fire Professor Mark Peplowski in 2006 after he was arrested on a charge of soliciting a prostitute, but then-President Richard Carpenter later changed his mind.

Vice President for Academic Affairs Margo Martin and general counsel Diane Welch refused to comment on the latest case, citing personnel reasons.

Peplowski and his lawyer, Dustin Marcello, could not be reached for comment on Thursday.

Inside Higher Ed online publication Editor Scott Jaschik says colleges are typically stricter on actions that take place on their campus or involve the campus community in some way.

Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal,

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