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The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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Former professor sentenced to 30 years for sexual assault

By Frankie Rowley and Charlie McKenna
November 18, 2021

Jefferson Fietek, a convicted sex offender who briefly served as a professor in Emerson’s Performing Arts Department, was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday for assaulting a number of underage...

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‘I feel relief that he will not be able to harm anyone else;’ Victims of former performing arts professor speak out

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
September 2, 2021

For the victims of former Emerson professor, Jefferson Fietek, his arrest was a bittersweet moment. They expressed relief seeing their childhood abuser locked behind bars, away from harming any other...

Jefferson Fietek was an assistant professor for performing arts at Emerson College starting in 2019.

Former Emerson professor pleads guilty to sexually abusing former students

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
August 21, 2021

Former assistant professor Jefferson Fietek pleaded guilty to three felony counts of criminal sexual conduct Thursday, and now faces thirty years in prison, according to a Minnesota county prosecutor.  Fietek...

Jefferson Fietek was an assistant professor for performing arts at Emerson College starting in 2019.

Former professor accused of series of inappropriate behaviors by Anoka middle school alumni

By Charlie McKenna
July 27, 2020

Three Anoka Middle School for the Arts alumni have accused former Emerson assistant professor Jefferson Fietek, who was taken into police custody late last week, of sexual misconduct, including one...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St. in front of the Little Building.

Former professor under investigation for multiple sexual assault allegations

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
June 30, 2020

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office is investigating former Assistant Professor Jefferson Fietek for multiple reports of sexual assault, according to a press release obtained by The Beacon. Emerson...

Jefferson Fietek was an assistant professor for performing arts at Emerson College starting in 2019.

Faculty member out after allegations of “serious misconduct”

By Charlie McKenna and Andrew Brinker
June 26, 2020

Assistant Professor Jefferson Fietek is no longer "an active faculty member at Emerson College" after allegations surfaced of "serious misconduct" against him prior to his employment at the college, according...

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