Teacher Faces New Molestation Allegations

Friday, Apr 19, 2013  |  Updated 5:58 PM EDT
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A former western Pennsylvania high school teacher is facing new child molestation charges.

The Erie Times-News reports Friday that new charges were filed against 43-year-old David M. Montgomery of Erie after an 18-year-old man alleged that he had been molested from the ages of 8 to 15.

Montgomery was already awaiting trial on child endangerment and corruption of minors charges in a separate 2011 child molestation case. He was charged with sexually assaulting three boys while he watched them at his home, according to police.

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Montgomery was unable to post a $250,000 bond on the new charges and is being held in the county jail. A preliminary hearing is set for April 29. Montgomery had already been suspended without pay by the Erie School District.

Montgomery's attorney in the previous case says he hasn't talked to his client about the new charges and can't comment.

Tammie J. Smith, the dean of Collegiate Academy, wrote in the letter sent to parents last March that school officials were "shocked and distraught" at the allegations against Montgomery. She wrote that, while Montgomery's alleged actions did not involve Collegiate Academy students, the school will find the incident "another challenge that the Collegiate Academy family must face together and overcome."
 

 


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