Pre-Trial Conference Held in Sexual Assault Case Against Former Teacher
08/26/2019- A plea deal could be coming in the case against a former Little Chute High School teacher accused of sexually assaulting a teenager in Marinette County. 47-year-old Jason Lavigne of Appleton was in court for a pre-trial conference Friday for a charge of third-degree sexual assault. The criminal complaint alleges he served alcohol to a 16-year-old girl and then assaulted her during a trip to a cabin in the Town of Stephenson last summer. During Friday’s hearing, Lavigne’s attorney requested a one-week extension to allow for a possible resolution in the matter without going to trial. That request was granted and a decision on a plea deal is expected by August 30th. If the state and the defense are unable to come to a resolution, a four-day jury trial will begin September 17th.