A former fourth-grade teacher in Damariscotta has been charged with unlawful sexual contact and unlawful sexual touching.

The superintendent of Central Lincoln County School System says Peter Simonds, a former teacher at the Great Salt Bay School, has had serious accusations made against him by at least one student.

The school sent a letter home to parents of his fourth-grade class Thursday and will be sending out e-mails to parents of the entire school today.

Simonds is no longer employed at the school and has been ordered to stay off school property and is not allowed any contact with juveniles.