The owner of the Riverside Art Center in Ellsworth is accused of inappropriate touching of a female student.

Jack Tedeschi, 60, of Ellsworth was arrested on August 6, after the parents of one of his students reported that he had allegedly been inappropriate with their daughter. The girl and her parents reported the incident on August 5, stating that it happened during a private art class.

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Tedeschi is charged with solicitation of a child to commit a prohibited act and assault. He was taken to the Hancock County Jail, where the Ellsworth American reports he failed to make bail by Monday morning. If convicted, Tedeschi faces up to a year in prison and a $2,000 fine on each charge.

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