Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, 43, a former teacher at the Coastal Christian School in Waldoboro, Maine, was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a student under the age of 14-years-old.
Brann was taken into custody by authorities on Thursday, December 21, after turning herself into a local prison. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the alleged incidents happened during the fall of 2016 while Brann was teaching at the Coastal Christian School, which is located about 60 miles northeast of Portland.
While the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the victim was a student under the age of 14 years old at the time, they did not disclose the student’s gender.
While the sheriff’s office did not detail the nature of the allegations, the offenses allegedly occurred in the fall of 2016 while Brann was a teacher at the school. Police said there is no information to indicate that the school administration had any knowledge of the alleged offenses prior to being notified by investigators.
Brann was dismissed by the school shortly after the offenses allegedly occurred for unrelated issues, according to the sheriff’s office.
Brann surrendered herself at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset on Dec. 21, and she was released that day on $10,000 unsecured bail. According to Brann’s bail conditions, she is not permitted to have contact with the alleged victim, return to Coastal Christian School or have contact with children younger than 16.
She was being held on $10,000 unsecured bail with the conditions that she cannot have contact with the victim, cannot return to Coastal Christian School and have no contact with children under the age of 16.
This is the latest in a string of teacher/student sex scandals over the last couple of years. In November, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers was arrested. Former nutrition teacher LaToya Parker was also arrested for a relationship with a student. Florida teacher Caroline Lawson was charged with sexual assault. 26-year-old Allyson Moran was also arrested for similar crimes. The 23-year-old high school teacher Katherine Ross Ridenhour was also arrested for an inappropriate relationship.
Furthermore, Hunter Day, 22, was also arrested after a sting operation. Megan Kotarski was also arrested on similar charges. Michelle Schiffer, a 23-year-old history teacher in Texas, was also charged and arrested for allegedly having sex with a teenage student. 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy was arrested in Maryland for her crimes in New Jersey. Samantha Fitzgerland, a 28-year-old, was most recently arrested and charged. Jordan Ondish was arrested for her inappropriate relationship with a 19-year-old, while 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick was arrested on similar charges.
Nicole Marie Andrews was arrested as well. 32-year-old Jessica Langford was arrested and charged with sexual assault-related crimes as well. A teacher from Oregon, Andrea Baber, was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Robin Dunlap, a teacher in Florida, was arrested for sending illicit photos to a 15-year-old boy in Texas. Teacher and tennis coach Jennifer Olajire-Aro was also charged. 42-year-old Heather Butts of California was arrested on a second-degree felony charge.