MINNEAPOLIS (AP) --  A University of Minnesota law professor is charged with
sexually assaulting and stalking a woman.

Fifty-four-year-old Francesco Parisi of Minneapolis was charged Tuesday with
first-degree criminal sexual conduct and stalking. He is in jail and due in
court Wednesday.

According to the complaint, the woman told police in late January that a man
she dated for several months in 2014 and early 2015 was stalking her and tried
to run her over with his SUV.

The complaint says in January 2015, the man allegedly grabbed the woman and
slammed her to the floor. She had a seizure and when she awoke, she says the man
was sexually assaulting her.

Parisi's attorney, Barry Edwards, calls the charges baseless.

Parisi has taught law at the university since 2006.