William Shupe, Chief of Police
20 Court Street
Exeter, NH 03833
For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Update from Exeter Police Department on Investigation Prompted by Information Provided to Phillips Exeter Academy
EXETER — Police Chief William Shupe reports that the Exeter Police Department has concluded one of its investigations involving allegations of sexual misconduct by a faculty member at Phillips Exeter Academy.
Last week, the department opened a series of investigations after receiving information from the school provided by its alumni. One of those investigations involved a then-current faculty member of the school.
The Exeter Police Department interviewed this individual recently. The investigation has determined that an alleged incident occurred more than three decades ago. The statute of limitations on any potential criminal charges had lapsed. No criminal charges can be filed.
This was the only investigation involving an active employee of Phillips Exeter. The Exeter Police Department understands that this individual is no longer employed by Phillips Exeter Academy.
Additional investigations into the allegations forwarded by Phillips Exeter Academy remain ongoing. The school is cooperating fully with police in these investigations.