ALFRED, Maine — The counsel for a former Maine highschool tutor who’s charged with having sex with a student says a accusations are “teenage fantasies.”
Legal veteran Scott Gardner mentioned Monday that his shopper Jill Lamontagne by no means had a passionate attribute with a scholar.
Gardner’s statements got here via a courtroom listening to on a transformation to exclude photos of content messages exchanged between 29-year-old Lamontagne and a scholar.
Lamontagne is traffic with a series of expenses, together with sum passionate assault, passionate abuse of a teenager and bootleg passionate touching. She has pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors contend a prior good being tutor had a attribute with a academician during Kennebunk Excessive Faculty in 2017.
Gardner says his transformation will substantially be dynamic after jury choice. Trial is scheduled to start Jul 23.