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May 28, 2004

Deaf Teacher Headed To Jail For Sex With Student

From: Champlain - Plattsburgh,NY,USA - May 28, 2004

(Please see this article: Austine counselor's conviction reversed)

Student Is Also Deaf

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- A former teacher is headed to prison for having sex with a 13-year-old student.

On Friday, John Rehkop got three to eight years each for three counts of sexual assault on a minor.

Rehkop used to teach at the Austine School For the Deaf in Brattleboro.

Both he and the victim are deaf, which made the trial difficult because it had to be heard through sign language interpreters.

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