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Northeastern professor caught in prostitution sting

Officials said that the five arrested men were taken into custody at the Hilton Boston Back Bay on Dalton Street.

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A hotel prostitution sting that resulted in five arrests also netted a Northeastern University professor Thursday.

Dr. Harvey Shapiro, 63, a Department of Education faculty member at Northeastern, was arraigned on a charge of seeking sex for a fee, police said to Fox.

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Northeastern told Fox that it is currently reviewing the allegations against Shapiro before deciding if any personnel action will be taken.

An online university bio stated that as part of his faculty duties, Shapiro also supervises teachers in Boston's public school system, according to reports, but that was disputed in a statement from the school system, and appears to have been removed.

"Boston Public Schools has no record of Harvey Shapiro working as a district employee or contractor."

Officials told WCVB that the five arrested men were taken into custody at the Hilton Boston Back Bay on Dalton Street after using an online classified to solicit a prostitute.

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Prior to his current teaching role, Shapiro studied at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles and the University of Southern California, according to Fox.

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