Kristie Torbick

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It’s been a year since a high school guidance counselor working in the Exeter school district  was sentenced to prison. Kristie Torbick, 39, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 14-year old student.

But what happened in the courtroom the day of her sentencing continues to raise questions about child safety, and free speech protections, in New Hampshire.

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A Vermont summer camp has notified all families about a former volunteer and high school guidance counselor who recently pleaded guilty in New Hampshire to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student.

Thirty-nine-year-old Kristie Torbick was sentenced last month to 2 ½ to 5 years in prison for assaulting a student at Exeter High School. She was a longtime counselor at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta in South Hero, Vermont. She attended the camp for kids with cancer as a child and later joined the volunteer staff.