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 found not guilty of sexual assault of a minor https://t.co/w6LIEZebva
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Lamontagne sobbed as the verdict was announced.
— Tyler Cadorette (@TylerC_WMTW) July 26, 2018
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.