A former teacher at a Maine Christian school, Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, had been arrested days before Christmas after allegedly sexually assaulting a student confirmed to be under 14 years of age by officials.
According to WMTW, Brann turned herself into police at a local jail. The alleged offenses took place during the fall of 2016 while Brann was working as a teacher at the Coastal Christian School in Waldoboro.
What is the sheriff’s office saying?
According to Fox News, the sheriff’s office confirmed the school was unaware of any illicit behavior as it was happening:
“There is no information the school administration had any knowledge of these alleged offenses prior to being notified by investigators.”
The sheriff’s office confirmed that the victim had been less than 14 years old; the victim’s gender is also unknown at this time.
Who is Nancy Leigh Ann Brann?
Brann was 43 years old and is believed to have been a Waldoboro resident at the time of her arrest. A former teacher, Brann had been dismissed by the school shortly after the incident for unrelated issues.
According to Central Maine, Brann was accompanied by her attorney at the time she turned herself into police custody. She is currently being held at Two Bridges Regional Jail and is being charged with gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact.
Brann is currently being held on $10,000 bail, unsecured, under the following conditions: she cannot have contact with the victim or any children under the age of 16 and she cannot return to Coastal Christian School.