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Professor Slashed with Box Cutter Allegedly Groped Woman

RICHMOND, Va. — According to a police report a Reynolds Community College professor allegedly touched a 24-year-old woman’s buttocks before she slashed him with a box cutter.

The Richmond Times Dispatch reports that a Virginia State Police complaint states that the woman, Brittany Leigh Burfield, went to the officer of Douglas Gava at about 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. The report says that Gava allegedly touched Burfield’s buttocks during a hug. The report says Burfield tried to leave when the professor grabbed her, then reached into her purse for a box cutter and slashed him on the back of the head.

Burfield was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. Gava has not been charged with a crime. He was taken to a hospital following the incident and was released Friday.

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