A former Emporia State professor was charged with rape, stalking and other charges in connection with an off-campus incident in July, according to records at Lyon County District Court in Emporia.

Brice Obermeyer was a professor of Sociology from Fall 2004 to Spring 2019. He also served as the tribal historic preservation officer for the Delaware Tribe of Indians on campus. 

Obermeyer is represented by Wichita attorney Sal Intagliata. Obermeyer’s attorney was contacted, but declined comment before publication.

The complete list of charges include rape, aggravated sexual battery, aggravated robbery, lewd and lascivious behavior and stalking.

Gwen Larson, director of marketing and media relations, said she didn’t have any new information.

“I honestly don’t know anything about the case except what I’ve read in the media,” Larson said.

The victim is a woman in her 50s.

“When (the victim) told Obermeyer to stop, he pushed her onto his bed, laid on top of her, started to kiss her, and wouldn’t let her get or leave,” according to the affidavit on which the charges were brought.

There were multiple instances in which Obermeyer allegedly initiated unwanted sexual contact and was also reported to be drunk, according to the affidavit.

Obermeyer is currently free on a $150,000 bond pending trial.

Editor’s Note: Here are resources for victims of sexual assault. SOS, 1420 C of E Dr. Suite 6, or you can reach them at 800-825-1295. You can also reach out to the Student Wellness Center from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 620-341-5222, or go to the patient portal on Hornet365.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.