Fairmont State terminates dean after sexual assault charge

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Fairmont State University in West Virginia says it has fired a dean charged with sexually assaulting a man in an office at Wallman Hall.

School spokeswoman Amy Pellegrin said Tuesday that 68-year-old Peter Lach was initially put on administrative leave after his arrest Sunday but has since been fired.

Lach had worked for Fairmont State since 2002 and was dean of the School of Fine Arts.

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