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Elementary School Principal Pleads Not Guilty to Prostitution

Former Bernice A. Ray school principal Matthew Laramie pleaded not guilty recently to paying $50 to an undercover police officer in Canaan in exchange for sexual acts. He was among three men who were arrested in April during a prostitution sting which also included 55-year old Peter Bloomfield of Enfield, and 49-year old Alan Lane of Sharon, VT.

They were all slated to appear in court on July 11th and released on $7,500 personal recognizance bail but besides entering a not guilty plea, Laramie also waived the formal arraignment on the misdemeanor count.

Matt Laramie had resigned from the Bernice A. Ray school in February after allegations arose that he was using his assigned school credit card for unauthorized purchases and a recently released audit report shows that he spent over $34,000 on various trips.

The audit reveals exactly what he used the school card for, which included food, gas, and hotel rooms.

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