College professor harassed students to quench ‘clown fetish,’ offering extra credit, cash

The geography professor didn’t hide his clown fetish or the fact that he sometimes indulged his urges by recruiting students as subjects. He posted regularly about it on social media.

“I have a facepaint fetish and convince the cute girls in my classes to let me paint their faces,” he once wrote.

Yet Joseph Tokosh held jobs at two colleges and was on the tenure track at a third before student journalists at Nicholls State University in Louisiana exposed his behavior. He submitted his resignation the same day their story was published.

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