Dead Yale Prof Linked to Escort Services

Sam See had a presence on at least 4 escort sites
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2013 2:20 PM CST
Dead Yale Prof Linked to Escort Services
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(Newser) – A Yale professor who was arrested last weekend and died in his jail cell apparently led a secret life on at least four male escort websites, the New Haven Register reports. Samuel See, 34—who was considered a gifted English prof at Yale—had his phone number listed on all four sites, while a photo on one site matched the image on a LinkedIn page under his name. But two of See's former colleagues say it's all news to them. "For the moment, I am trying to absorb the loss," said a fellow Yale professor.

Police arrested See last weekend in New Haven, Conn., after he and his estranged husband, 32-year-old Sunder Ganglani, each violated restraining orders against the other in an encounter. Yet professors and students are painting a brighter picture, of a gifted writer whose work focused on sexual orientation in modern literature. "Sam See was my first English prof at Yale and the first prof I ever really connected with," tweeted Larissa Pham. "Rest in peace, Sam, you’re going to be missed." See's cause of death is unknown pending an autopsy report. (Read more cell death stories.)

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