Benjamin H. Hodgdon II, Bass Harbor, Maine (arrested Jan 2014)

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    Benjamin H. Hodgdon II, 45, former 6th-grade teacher & cross country coach at Tremont Consolidated School, Mount Desert Island Regional School System - AOS #91, Bass Harbor, Maine, "charged with gross sexual assault"

    WCSH 6: Former Tremont teacher charged with 1999 incident (Jan 9 2014)

    Prosecutors say the assault happened more than a decade ago when the alleged victim was only 13. Her teacher, more than twice her age. Police arrested Ben Hodgdon last Friday charging him with one count of gross sexual assault of a minor under 14. According to a police affidavit, back in 1999, the former teacher had sex more than 30 times with a student. Years later, police say the alleged victim came forward. Ben Hodgdon was a teacher and track coach at Tremont Consolidation School. In a police affidavit, Hodgdon admits to investigators he did cross the line with his former student.


    Superintendent Howard Colter with AOS 91 admits there were suspicions ...

    Benjamin H. Hodgdon II, Bass Harbor, Maine, Tremont Consolidated School, Mount Desert Island Regional School System - AOS #91
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    Bangor Daily News: Former MDI teacher charged with sexually assaulting student (Jan 9 2014)

    Benjamin H. Hodgdon II, 45, is accused of sexually assaulting a student “30 to 40 times” in 1999 and 2000, according to an affidavit and request for an arrest warrant filed last week in Hancock County Superior Court. The girl was 13 and in eighth grade at Tremont Consolidated School when the alleged assaults started in late summer or early fall of 1999, according to the document.

    Hodgdon, who was 31 years old at the time, had been the girl’s sixth-grade teacher and was her cross-country coach at the time, the affidavit indicates. The alleged assaults stopped when the girl entered high school in the fall of 2000, when she was 14, the affidavit states. The BDN is not identifying the girl because she is considered the victim of sexual assault.

    In the document, Detective Stephen McFarland of the Hancock County district attorney’s office wrote that, when he interviewed Hodgdon about the allegations last November, Hodgdon acknowledged assaulting the girl when she was on the cross country team he coached. Hodgdon also told McFarland he had assaulted another girl who was going into her senior year of high school, but the affidavit does not indicate when.

    Also according to the affidavit, the alleged victim used her cellphone to record a video conversation she had with Hodgdon in his truck in September 2012, when she was 26 years old. McFarland said that he watched the recording, could see Hodgdon in it and could hear him saying, “I cared for you” and “please don’t do that” when she threatened to tell police about the alleged assaults.
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