Lawyer for teacher says sex accusations are 'teen fantasies'
Jul. 10, 2018
ALFRED, Maine (AP) — The lawyer for a former Maine high school teacher who is charged with having sex with a student says the accusations are "teenage fantasies."
Attorney Scott Gardner said Monday that his client Jill Lamontagne never had a sexual relationship with the student.
Gardner's statements came during a court hearing on a motion to exclude photos of text messages exchanged between 29-year-old Lamontagne and the student.
Lamontagne is facing multiple charges, including gross sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor and unlawful sexual touching. She has pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors say the former health teacher had a relationship with the student at Kennebunk High School in 2017.
Gardner says his motion will be decided after jury selection. Trial is scheduled to begin July 23.