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Ex-prep school official, Teacher of Year admits sex assault


BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — More than 40 years after he sexually assaulted a prospective student at the prestigious Phillips Exeter prep school, a former admissions officer has pleaded guilty to the charge but will serve no jail time.

Rockingham Superior Court Judge N. William Delker on Friday approved a plea agreement for 75-year-old Arthur Peekel, a former Illinois high school Teacher of the Year, whose 12-month sentence was suspended.

"While I believe that there is some satisfaction to sending someone like you who committed a crime like this to jail, no amount of jail time is going to right...

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