Jackson State University president resigns after arrest in prostitution sting in Mississippi

The president of Jackson State University in Mississippi resigned Monday shortly after his arrest in a prostitution sting that nabbed 17 individuals.

William Bynum Jr., 57, was caught over the weekend in Clinton, a suburb of Jackson located in central Mississippi, Clinton Police Chief Ford Hayman said. He was charged with procuring services of a prostitute, false statement of identity and simple possession of marijuana.

The former president was among more than a dozen people arrested during the weekend. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

The suspects arrested were all responding to an online ad for prostitution services, and they were met by an undercover police officer at a chain hotel near Interstate 20 late Saturday or early Sunday, Chief Hayman said during a news conference early Monday.