An Edgecomb man who worked as a substitute teacher at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro was arrested Friday on charges including sexual exploitation of a minor, for an alleged incident involving a student.

Charges against William Bourget, 52, stem from an investigation by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Waldoboro police into a report Bourget was in an online relationship with a student at the high school. Police allege he exchanged sexually explicit photographs with the student, according to a news release from Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Police said the incident came to light when the student told a friend about it, and the friend reported it to school officials.

Bourget was arrested Friday night at his Edgecomb home and charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, class B, and possession of sexually explicit material, class D.

Bourget was taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, where he is being held in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.

The sheriff’s office asks anyone with information about the incident to contact Detective Jared Mitkus at 882-7332.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.