By: Kyle James | 10-04-2017 | News
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Maine Teacher Indicted On 14 Counts Of Sexual Assault For Fling With Student

A teacher in Kennebunk, Maine has been indicted by a York County grand jury on 14 counts after an investigation uncovered a sexual relationship between Jill Lamontagne and her student. The 29-year-old teacher was indicted Tuesday on six counts of gross sexual assault, two counts of unlawful sexual conduct and six counts of abuse of a minor according to police.

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The victim of the crimes was a boy who was a student of Lamontagne and under 18 at the time of the assaults. Lamontagne turned herself into police on Wednesday and has been released on $1,000 bail from the Kennebunk police station. Lamontagne's attorney, Scott Gardner, says she plans to enter a not guilty plea at her arraignment on December 22.

Gardner says, "The charges are completely untrue, period. These allegations arise from a high school rumor which consisted of the fantasies of an emotionally troubled 18-year-old." The teacher has been placed on administrative leave since June 12 when the victim's family first notified school authorities of the sexual contact between the two.

According to the victim who has not been identified, "He stated it was all true and he was sorry, so sorry for all the bad things he did. He said he loved her, he said it happened numerous times, in the classroom, at her house, in her car. She told him that she hadn’t had a sexual relationship in two years." The sexual relationship between Lamontagne and her student began when she instructed him to meet her at her home where they "fooled around."

Lamontagne tendered her resignation early in September.

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