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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an elite prep school who was convicted of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old classmate as part of a game of sexual conquest will be required to register as a sex offender for life, a punishment his lawyer likens to being branded and legal experts and reform advocates say exceeds the crime.
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Hurricane Fred strengthened on Monday in the eastern Atlantic as it approached the Cape Verde islands but was forecast to weaken in the coming days, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought flooding to parts of South Carolina, according to U.S. forecasters. The center of Fred is expected to pass near or over the northwestern Cape Verde islands, an archipelago off the west coast of Africa with a population of 525,000. Fred had maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (130 km per hour), but was expected to gradually dissipate after passing the Cape Verde islands late on Monday, then move away on Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.