Former teacher pleads not guilty to nine counts of sex assault involving minor


A former teacher accused of sexually assaulting a minor pleaded not guilty Monday.

Peter Rucci, 61, was indicted by a grand jury on nine counts of first- and third-degree sex assault.

Court documents claim the victim was younger than 16 years old, and that the incidents allegedly occurred between March and June.

His trial is scheduled for Jan. 29.

He remains free after posting $150,000.

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