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STARKVILLE, Miss. – (WCBI) A Mississippi State professor faces charges for allegedly sexually assaulting his adopted daughter.

Starkville police arrested 45-year-old Yoginder Dandass Monday.

According to investigators, Dandass, who is a computer science professor at MSU, is accused of sexually assaulting the girl at his home for seven years.

The abuse is alleged to have started in 2005 when Dandass adopted her from an orphanage in Russia.

Dandass was indicted by the Oktibbeha County grand jury for sexual battery. Bond is set at $50, 000.

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  • cyndi

    $50.000….wow that’s alot..wth he probably has that in his wallet what a slap in the face to the girl… I would have set NO bond and made him set in prison til it was decided by a jury, after all he basically kept her in a hell prison for 7 yrs…. I hope he is found guilty and has to serve a lifetime , but that will never happen…!

  • Ed

    If this turns out to be true, how awful this must have been for the young girl (no age given). Give him several years at hard labor with no parole, but first cut him so he does not do this to others….but they won’t do that either.

  • wenda

    Cyndi, how much do you think MSU professors make? He probably doesn’t make that much in a year. What ever happened to ‘innocent until proven guilty’. Try a review of the Bill of Rights and due process. A hell prison for 7 years? How do you know that? He has a family and other children. Haven’t heard any accusations from any of them, have you? I’m sure you’ll make something up for that, too.
    I sure hope it’s not true, but I don’t have any problem waiting to see what the outcome it FIRST.

  • olmiss

    He makes double that in a year with his base salary alone (public record). He deserves due process – just wish I had more faith in that process. He’ll probably cop a plea. Much more importantly I wish that girl the best in trying to move on with her life, after an obviously very difficult start. disgusted.

  • Erin

    What a bunch of ignorant remarks and finger pointing without even knowing the facts. $50,000 is a LOT of money for a professor or most people to have. And has “innocent until proven guilty” lost it’s validity in this country? Did anyone ever stop to consider that the girl could have been flat out lying and has a history of lying for her own self interest?

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