August 14, 2018
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Trial begins for former Maine teacher accused of sexual assault against student

York County Sheriff's Office | BDN
York County Sheriff's Office | BDN
Former Kennebunk High School teacher Jill LaMontagne.
By CBS 13

The trial for a former Kennebunk High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student begins in a York County courtroom Monday morning.

The lawyer for 29-year-old Jill Lamontagne, Scott Gardner, says she is innocent and the accusations are “teen fantasies.”

Kennebunk police says Lamontagne allegedly had sex with a male student.

[Ex-teacher’s lawyer says sex assault allegations are student ‘fantasies’]

Court documents say she was ordered to stay away from the student in June 2017 after his mother wrote in a complaint about their alleged inappropriate relationship.

But Gardner says the accusations aren’t true.

He has also requested the court exclude text messages from the case, calling their credibility into question.

[Maine teacher accused of sex assault of student wants texts kept out of trial]

Court document state Lamontagne engaged in sexual acts a number of times with the then 17-year-old student.

Lamontagne was charged with gross sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor and unlawful sexual touching.

[Former Maine teacher indicted for alleged sexual assault on student]

She has pleaded not guilty.

The trail is expected to begin at 9 a.m.

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