KENNEBUNK, Maine — A former Kennebunk High School teacher turned herself into police Wednesday after being indicted on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from allegations that she had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student.
Jill Lamontagne, 29, of Kennebunk, was indicted by a York County Grand Jury on six counts of gross sexual assault, two counts of unlawful sexual contact, and six counts of sexual abuse of a minor.
“The indictment was the culmination of an investigation into a relationship Lamontagne allegedly had with a juvenile, male student while she was a teacher at the school,” Kennebunk Deputy Chief of Police Michael Nugent said Wednesday.
Lamontagne, who taught health at Kennebunk High School for five years, resigned from the position. Her resignation was accepted by the RSU 21 board of directors on Sept. 18.
The allegations against Lamontagne came to light in June when a protection from abuse order granted in Biddeford District Court ordered her to have no contact with the 17-year-old student. Lamontagne was put on leave when the school district learned of the allegations in April. She returned to work with “some disciplinary measures” but was put on leave again June 12 after the district learned of the court filing, school officials said at the time.
The protection from abuse order was filed by the student’s mother on his behalf.
The court documents state Lamontagne engaged in sex acts a number of times with the student “in the classroom, in her car and at her house.” Documents state the student was admitted to Maine Medical Center in Portland June 9 for the ingestion of Tylenol, ibuprofen, cold medicine and Warfarin, a blood thinner. According to documents, the student revealed to his mother and a nurse at the hospital that he loved Lamontagne and he ingested the medications to attempt suicide.
On Wednesday, Lamontagne was booked on the charges and released on $1,000 bail. She is scheduled to appear in York County Superior Court Dec. 22. Her attorney could not be
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