ORLANDO, Florida (KTRK) -- A University of Central Florida professor has been charged with stalking a student he briefly dated.
Ali Borji, 39, is accused of stalking a student, despite her repeatedly telling him she wanted to be left alone.
"That's just not something you want to be doing at all as a professor," student Bailey Mazezka said.
The victim told police that she had met Borji last June while she was working on her Ph.D, and they dated for a short time before she decided to end it. Authorities say Borji continued to message and seek out the woman in person.
She said Borji sent her over 800 text messages a day, bought her a ring and an iPad.
The university says Borji has resigned and been banned from the campus.
Borji was being held on $1,000 bail. Jail records didn't list an attorney.
Professor charged with stalking student after sending her 800 texts a day