Maine Teacher Found Not Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting Student
ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A jury has found a former Maine high school teacher not guilty of sexually assaulting a student.
The Journal Tribune reports that a jury acquitted 30-year-old Jill Lamontagne on Thursday of all 14 counts, including gross sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor and unlawful sexual contact.
Lamontagne sobbed as the verdict was announced.
Prosecutors said the former health teacher had a relationship with a former student at Kennebunk High School in 2017. The student was 17 at the time and is now 19.
Lamontagne's lawyer, Scott Gardner, has said that his client never had a sexual relationship with the student. Gardner labeled the accusations "teenage fantasies."
Gardner didn't respond immediately to request for comment.
(Information from: Journal Tribune, https://www.journaltribune.com)