Newport board member resigns amid sex assault charges

A Newport school board member has resigned following his arrest on sexual assault charges.

The school district said it has received a letter of resignation from Stephen F. Peters Jr.

Peters, 47, was arrested this week after state police in Newport said he sexually assaulted a woman after harassing and stalking her over the past month.

He was charged Tuesday with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, indecent assault, stalking and harassment, according to state police and court records.

Court documents indicate he was released from Perry County Prison this morning after posting $100,000 bail.

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