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Police: Claremont teacher charged in sex assault told 14-year-old he loved her
Police said Christopher LeBlanc, 29, sexually assaulted the girl in a classroom as well as his home and a friend's house.
The affidavit includes several email messages between LeBlanc and the student including, "Just say we talked a lot but just as friends. Say what we have been saying before ... Don't mention sexual stuff."
He complimented her "endlessly" and referred to her as his "rock," the affidavit states. He also confided in her about his pending divorce.
At his arraignment Monday in the 5th Circuit Court District Division in Claremont, LeBlanc entered no plea. His bail was set at $250,000 cash at the request of Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway.
"There's an ongoing investigation that is being conducted by the Claremont Police Department and that is one of the issues we are trying to establish," Hathaway said.
McGoodwin placed LeBlanc on paid administrative leave Wednesday when the allegations were reported to him. McGoodwin also contacted police Wednesday.
In an email to parents McGoodwin wrote: "I want to express my surprise and great disappointment following the arrest of a Stevens High School teacher late Friday afternoon. And though this event was very unsettling, I am confident we will continue to keep our schools safe by being observant, and maintaining open communication between school and home."
LeBlanc's probable cause hearing is set for April 1 in the district court in Newport.
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