- Associated Press - Sunday, May 8, 2016

WALDOBORO, Maine (AP) - Authorities say a substitute teacher at a Maine high school is charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of sexually explicit material.

Officials say 52-year-old William Bourget, of Edgecomb, was arrested Friday by detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

WCSH-TV reports (https://on.wcsh6.com/1 ) that Bourget is a substitute teacher at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro.

He was charged after sheriff’s detectives and the Waldoboro Police Department investigated a report that Bourget was in an online relationship with a minor student.

Authorities say Bourget is alleged to have exchanged sexually explicit photos with a student at the school. That student confided in a friend, who told school officials.

Bourget is being held on $5,000 cash bail. It was not immediately known if he has a lawyer.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide