Mark Peterson was a school teacher at Catlin Gabel in Portland, OR.
Peterson was a 5th-grade teacher from 1975-1997.
An internal investigation by Catlin Gabel surfaced allegations of sexual misconduct against Peterson.
According to the report, in the 1970s, Peterson engaged in several instances of sexual misconduct with a female student from Catlin Gabel. Peterson reportedly abused the female student in multiple locations, including at his home and the home of the victim.
At Peterson’s home, when his wife was away, Peterson attempted to engage in sexual activity with the female student and had the female touch his penis. The female refused to engage in further sexual activity and left his home. Peterson later returned to the family home and kissed the female.
When the investigator contacted Peterson, he confirmed that he had engaged in the reported conduct.
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