UConn Law Student Accused of Anti-Semitic Comments, Harassment - NBC Connecticut

UConn Law Student Accused of Anti-Semitic Comments, Harassment



    UConn Law Student Accused of Anti-Semitic Comments, Harassment
    Anya Bargh, a student at the UConn Law School, has been arrested.

    A UConn law student has been arrested, accused of sending anti-Semitic and other racially charged e-mails.

    Police started investigating when the Student Bar Association received an e-mail from the account of Anya Kay Bargh, 32, of Middletown, on Feb. 25 that made some disparaging statements about Jewish and African-American members of the school and student group. according to the application for arrest warrant.

    The e-mail was in response to a message about the search committee for a new dean of the law school,

    Records did not indicate that there had been any unauthorized access to Bargh’s e-mail account.
    Days after the e-mails were sent, school officials arranged to preserve records of Bargh’s e-mail account. When Bargh reported not being able to access her account, she was granted restricted access and not allowed to delete e-mails, according to the affidavit.

    Police also reviewed Bargh’s social media accounts and said she had posted some disparaging remarks to professors on the law school campus in one Flickr account, as well as violent posts on social media.

    Police spoke with the professors, who NBC Connecticut is choosing not to identify, who said they had negative experiences with Bargh, either because of her grades or because she mistook their acts of kindness to help her succeed in law school as sexual advances.

    Some said they feared that Bargh wanted to harm them or tarnish their reputations. 

    Bargh was charged with second-degree harassment and breach of peace and has been ordered to have no contact with UConn Law School faculty and is banned from trespassing on any UConn property, according to court documents.

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