Trial delayed for former Berkshire County teacher charged in teen’s rape

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The trial has been delayed in the case of a former Berkshire County teacher accused of raping one of his students.

Both sides are working toward a possible plea deal, the Bennington Banner reported.

Peter Hirzel was a teacher at Pine Cobble School in Williamstown.

Hirzel is charged with having sexual contact with the underage teen victim on numerous occasions at his Pownal, Vermont home.

He currently faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.