was an LDS church member and middle school teacher in California; once named "teacher of the year" by the Union School District in the San Jose, California area; son of convicted child sexual abuser Joseph Neipp; pleaded no contest in 2019 to 12 charges related to sexual abuse; sentenced to 56 years in prison

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Samuel Neipp was an LDS church member in California.

When Samuel Neipp’s father and former Mormon bishop Joseph Niepp was sentenced to prison for child sexual abuse, the younger Neipp was already serving in prison for sex crimes against children.

  1. CBS News
    view source details | 30 Mar 2022 | School District To Pay $102M To 2 Women Sexually Assaulted By Music Teacher While Students At San Jose Middle School
  2. $102.5M judgment upheld for 2 sexually abused by San Jose music teacher
    view source details | 28 Jun 2022 | FOx KTVU
  3. Former San Jose music teacher agrees to 56-year prison sentence in student sex assaults
    view source details | 17 Sep 2019 | The Mercury News
  4. Joseph H. Neipp
    view source details | 3 Apr 2024 | Floodlit
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