- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 8, 2014

BELFAST, Maine (AP) - A teacher at the Waldo County Technical Center who also coaches softball at an area high school has been charged with sexually assaulting a student.

Police allege that 46-year-old Michael Gagnon, of Winslow, an automotive technology instructor at the career training school, assaulted the 17-year-old Belfast High School student when he took her on “test drives” of vehicles other students were working on.

Police tell the Morning Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1hz1c2r) that Gagnon also allegedly assaulted the girl at his home in Winslow and a motel in Bangor.

The technical center has suspended Gagnon, as has Mount View High School in Thorndike, where he coached softball.

Gagnon is being held on jail on $10,000 cash bail on a charge of gross sexual assault. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

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Information from: Morning Sentinel, http://www.onlinesentinel.com/