Wis. prof resigns during conviction investigation

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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 (http://bit.ly/1eVAMsY ) 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.