TEACHER ACQUITTED OF ABUSE
Thomas Baudier, a 22 year old substitute teacher at Northport High School, is under investigation for allegedly engaging in sexual contact with a 16 year old female student. Baudier, of Northport, met the student in a class when he became a permanent substitute in January. He was charged with sexual abuse in the third degree and endangering the welfare of a child. Bail was set at $5,000 cash or $25,000 bond.
Baudier was arrested again in May after new allegations. He was charged with attempted sexual abuse, a violation, and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, for a case involving a 14 year old girl.
Baudier was acquitted on October 2. He was found not guilty of sexual abuse, attempted sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child after a 10 day trial. The girls, their friends, a school social worker and police detective testified at the trial.
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