U of M professor to be sentenced in domestic assault case

June 19, 2019 08:35 AM

Wednesday, a well-known University of Minnesota professor is expected to be sentenced after pleading guilty to domestic assault.

Aaron Doering, an internationally-recognized explorer and a magnet for grant money at the university, pleaded guilty in April to domestic assault by strangulation, as well as violating a domestic abuse no-contact order. Although the domestic assault was originally charged as a felony, Doering's plea deal will allow him to be convicted of a gross misdemeanor instead.


RELATED: U of M professor charged with domestic assault

RELATED: U of M professor pleads guilty to domestic assault

The case came to a head in December when police were called to a Minneapolis apartment on Dec. 26 on a report of a "domestic assault-in-progress."

Police gained entrance to the apartment and found Doering and a woman inside. When asked what had happened, the woman said Doering had assaulted her during the course of an argument.

One month after Doering was arrested during that dispute, two more women came forward to say he also physically abused them.

RELATED: 2 more women say they were abused by well-known professor at U of M

Doering is expected to be sentenced to six months at the Hennepin County workhouse.

Resources available

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has compiled a list of resources for those who have experienced, or are experiencing, domestic abuse:

Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women

hotline: 866-223-1111

Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project

hotline: 800-313-2666


hotline: 866-223-1111

Domestic Abuse Project

services line: 612-874-7063 x232

Minnesota Day One

hotline: 866-223-1111


hotline: 612-825-0000

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