Avon woman accused of harassing Lincoln College professor

Published on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 13:49


SOUTHINGTON - An Avon woman has been accused of harassing a professor at Southington’s Lincoln College of New England.

Annette Scatton, 27, allegedly sent the male professor a number of emails and messages on Facebook in which she continually referred to him using a slang term that compared the size of his genitalia to that of a baby, according to the arrest warrant. She also used other lewd language to refer to the professor and said his wife had “brown fang, horse teeth,” the document continued.

According to the warrant, the harassment was reported to police on Nov. 24. The complainant said emails and messages had been sent to him throughout the fall.

The victim began tutoring Scatton in math in August 2017. At that time, the warrant said, Scatton went by the name Jacob and later changed her name. The complainant said things were fine with Scatton until he had to correct her regarding a math problem. After that, “things went south” and Scatton made several complaints about the professor’s teaching style, the warrant said.

The complainant said Scatton began harassing him and other faculty members this fall. During the first week of November, the warrant said, the president of the college told Scatton not to contact any staff members or students at the school, with the exception of the tutor she had been assigned. Scatton was then expelled from the school on Nov. 16 because she allegedly continued to harass staff and students, according to the warrant.

Scatton then sent the victim a number of Facebook messages and emails in which she used lewd language, called him things like a “loser” and insulted him and his wife, police allege in the warrant.

Scatton over the weekend turned herself in on four counts of second-degree harassment. She is free on $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on Monday.

Lincoln College of New England, located at 2279 Mount Vernon Road, announced in August that the school will be closing this month following the fall semester.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 13:49. Updated: Wednesday, 12 December 2018 13:52.