Posted Saturday, October 26, 2013 --- 7:06 p.m.
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) -- The University of Wisconsin-Superior says a music professor who'd been suspended pending an investigation of his decades-old criminal conviction in Utah has resigned.
A Duluth News Tribune report says Matthew Faerber taught vocal music education. The school announced his resignation Friday.
A 1991 news report out of Salt Lake City says Faerber was charged with sexual improprieties involving two 13-year-old female music students. He pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted sexual abuse of a child and was sentenced to six months in jail.
He was hired at UW-Superior in 1998, before the UW System required background checks. He was placed on administrative leave Aug. 28.
UW-Superior Chancellor Renee Wachter says Faerber resigned under a separation agreement.
A message left at Faerber's home Saturday was not immediately returned.
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