California Faculty Member Charged With Human Trafficking

Inside Higher Ed

Ryan Quinn
September 14, 2023
A California community college faculty member and current or former coach faces nine charges, including pimping and human trafficking, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office says.
Kyle Whitmore, a tenured communication studies faculty member for Diablo Valley College’s Pleasant Hill campus, allegedly trafficked two women “to commit crimes of prostitution,” the district attorney’s news release said. He’s also being charged with pandering and “four counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object,” the release said.
The Contra Costa Community College District said in an emailed statement that “some” of Whitmore’s alleged offenses involved a student and that it put him on administrative leave upon his Sept. 7 arrest. The college district didn’t provide interviews to Inside Higher Ed Wednesday.