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Chukwudi Ikpeazu, right, is facing a misdemeanor sexual assault charge for an incident that allegedly happened at Phillips Exeter Academy (File photos - Wikipedia Commons, Facebook/The Exeter Issue)

Jul 13, 2016 11:53 AM

Phillips Exeter Victim: Punishment for alleged sexual assault was baking bread

NH1 Digital Content Manager - NH1.com

EXETER - A new allegation of sexual misconduct has arisen at Phillips Exeter.

While the other allegations are decades old, this alleged incident happened last fall, according to the Boston Globe. When a 17-year-old woman was groped by an athlete at the school after she said, "No," repeatedly, the offender was punished by having to bake bread for the girl.

The teen said she went to the school minister and reported the sexual assault, according to the paper. Instead of going to the police, the Rev. Robert Thompson asked her to meet in the church with Chukwudi “Chudi” Ikpeazu - now facing a misdemeanor charge of sexual assault. The minister proposed the bread punishment as "an act of penance," the teen said.

This is the latest investigation into the prestigious private school for sexual misconduct by faculty and students.

School officials have been repeatedly criticized for turning a blind eye to sexual assault allegations.

Read the full article on the Boston Globe for more on the latest accusation.

Kevin Deane is the Digital Content Manager for NH1.com. You can email him at kdeane@nh1.com and follow him on Twitter, @kdeaneNH1.


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