A highschool tutor who denies carrying retort with a 17 year-old academician has branded her prosecution a fantasist.
Well being tutor Jill Lamontagne’s authorised veteran Scott Gardner suggested a courtroom in Alfred, Me., Monday that she ‘categorically’ refuted a boy’s claims.
And Gardner added: ‘The allegations come adult from a highschool gossip indirect from a fantasies of a (then) 17-year-old scholar.’
Gardner settled a unnamed child built a event claims after Lamontagne – who was not his tutor – helped him with schoolwork.
In response to a Journal Tribune, he continued: ‘That is a anticipation of any highschool boy. The really fact of a matter is, it simply by no means occurred.’
‘Her life has been devastated.’
Lamontague, who’s indicted of abusing a child since operative during Kennebunk Excessive Faculty, additionally desires a texts she exchanged with a child to be released from explanation in her trial.
Her authorised veteran says that photographs of a messages taken by a boy’s mom are customarily not credible, and claims they competence have been manipulated.
Lamontagne, 30, is purported to have begun a wrong attribute with a child in Spring 2017.
They’re settled to have had retort in a classroom, in a automotive and during Lamontagne’s house.
Their attribute emerged after a child attempted to kill himself in Jun 2017 by ingesting a cocktail of prescribed drugs.
After he was saved, a child suggested a helper he had done a self-murder try ‘due to a woman.’
Lamontagne quiescent from a varsity, a place she had worked for 5 years, in Sep 2017.
She denied transgression losses of sum passionate asault, in further to malfeasance depends of bootleg passionate control and passionate abuse of a minor.
Her hearing is scheduled to start on Jul 23.