Former Kennebunk Teacher Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Student
A former teacher from Kennebunk High School faces charges for an alleged sexual relationship with an underage male student.
The Portland Press Herald reports 29-year-old Jill Lamontagne turned herself in Wednesday after she was indicted on six counts of gross sexual assault, two counts of unlawful sexual contact, and six counts of abuse of a minor. The charges stem from her alleged involvement with a male student under the age of 18 who had attended her health class.
A protection order obtained by the boy’s family states that he admitted to the affair while hospitalized, after a suspected suicide attempt. The PPH reports the boy took a combination of Tylenol, cold medicine, and the blood thinner Warfarin on June 9th, and later told his aunt that he was sorry for what he’d done.
Lamontagne has denied the accusations through her lawyer, who says the story is the result of rumor and the fantasies of an emotionally troubled teen. She was placed on administrative leave in June, while the case was investigated. Shortly thereafter, she filed for medical leave from the district before tendering her resignation in early September.
She was released on $1,000 bail and is expected to be plead not guilty at her arraignment in December.