May 19, 2017 4:46 PM

Former NH school counselor indicted in sexual assault of female student

EXETER — A former Exeter High School guidance counselor accused of sexually assaulting a female student has been indicted.

A Rockingham County grand jury found cause to charge Kristie S. Torbick, 37, of Lee, on two counts of felonious sexual assault and two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault.

The initial investigation began after the Exeter Police Department received a report regarding alleged sexual misconduct involving a student at Exeter High School. Torbick turned herself in to the Exeter Police Department on Feb. 9.

Torbick "knowingly, in the course of therapeutic treatment" engaged in "digital" sexual penetration with the minor, according to court documents. Torbick allegedly had the minor female child perform the sexual acts on her.

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Torbick has been free on $10,000 bail. She was placed on paid administrative leave Jan. 26 but resigned days after her arrest, according to SAU 16 Superintendent Michael A. Morgan.

She is scheduled to be arraigned June 2 in Rockingham County Superior Court.

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