Yale sociology professor accused of sexual misconduct

Yale sociology Professor Joseph M. McBride was charged with three felonies by a federal grand jury Thursday in the case of a student who accused him of sexual harassment, the Yale Daily News reported.

McQuaid, 60, faces up to 30 years in prison and $10 million in fines for his alleged misconduct, according to a report from The Hill.

McQuaid has denied the allegations.

He was accused of unwanted touching and lewd conduct at the Yale Law School in the 1970s and 1980s, and was accused by three students of sexual assault in 2009, according the Daily News.

Mcquaid is married to the late Joan McQuail, a Yale Law graduate and wife of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

He has not been charged with any crime.

Lawyers for McQuais family said they are disappointed by the charge, which was filed late Thursday, according a report in The New York Times.

“The charges are outrageous, and the victim’s rights have been violated.

Our family will fight for justice and will continue to support the student who has been victimized by this predatory behavior,” the lawyers said in a statement to The Hill in an email.

The Daily News cited unnamed sources close to McQuays family who said McQuises accuser was “furious” that the charge was announced as soon as the victim spoke out against McQuees alleged misconduct.

More from The Associated Press: Associated Press writer Robert Klemko in New York contributed to this report.