The Bangor School Committee has fired a teacher who is accused of illegal sexual contact with a minor. 48-year-old James McHenry was in court this week.

WABI reports that a statement from Bangor Superintendent of Schools Betsy Webb confirms the school committee voted to dismiss McHenry. The committee also determined that it would be unprofitable to the school system to continue his employment.

McHenry has not been present at the school since his arrest 3 weeks ago and entered a not guilty plea in court this week. School officials say the incident in question did no happen on school grounds. The age of the juvenile involved in the incident has not been released.