Police: Westbrook teacher arrested on sex assault charges

9:32 AM, Jan 29, 2013   |    comments
Derek Hanscom Courtesy: Westbrook Police Dept.
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WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Westbrook Police Department says that a teacher at the Westbrook Regional Vocational Center has been arrested on charges he sexually assaulted a juvenile.

Derek Hanscom, who lives in Gorham, was arrested shortly before noon Monday.

The website of the Westbrook Regional Vocational Center says Hanscom is an automotive instructor at the school.

Police say that Hanscom is facing 1 count of Gross Sexual Assault and 3 counts of Unlawful Sexual Touching.

Westbrook Police Captain Tom Roth would not go into detail about the case, but he says the victim is a juvenile.

In a media release, Captain Roth says police were investigating incidents that happened within the past two weeks.


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