LAFAYETTE – A Purdue University professor was arrested after being accused of dealing meth and propositioning women for sexual favors.
According to the Lafayette Police Department, Sergey Macheret, 65, of Lafayette was arrested on Wednesday after a lengthy investigation.
Lafayette police said the investigation into Macheret began in December after the department received several tips regarding incidents of a suspicious man approaching women. Police said these incidents were reported several times over the last two months.
Macheret faces charges of making an unlawful proposition, dealing methamphetamine, and possession of methamphetamine.
Indiana Code describes making an unlawful proposition as offering to pay someone money, or other property, to engage in sexual intercourse or other sexual conduct.
Macheret is listed as a professor of aeronautical and astronautical engineering who has been at Purdue since 2014.
Purdue University said that Macheret has been placed on leave and is barred from campus. The university is also fully cooperating with the investigation