Last year, the world was stunned when it was revealed that two beautiful blonde teachers had engaged in a threesome with a 16 year-old student. Now, the women are desperately trying to evade prison, but things aren’t looking very good for them…
A former Louisiana teacher embroiled in a 2014 sex scandal involving an underage student has entered a plea of not guilty through her lawyer.
Multiple news outlets report that 33-year-old Shelley Dufresne, who taught at Destrehan High School, faces two counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
Dufresne wasn’t required to be in Jefferson Parish commissioner’s court Wednesday. She’ll be tried alongside 25-year-old Rachel Respess, who earlier pleaded not guilty to a charge of failure to report Dufresne’s alleged crime.
The two teachers are accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student.
The two women who had both taught English at Destrehan High School were taken into custody in September 2014 after the teenage victim allegedly had a threesome with them in Respess’ apartment in Kenner.
This past April, Dufresne pleaded guilty to a count of obscenity in St Charles Parish in order to avoid prison time there or having to register as a sex offender.
As part of the plea deal, Dufresne was ordered to surrender her teaching license, undergo mental health treatment and stay away from the victim and his family.
Initially, both Respess and Dufresne, a married mother-of-three, were charged with one count each of carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
Charging documents released in the case this week indicated that Dufresne allegedly had two sexual encounters with the 16-year-old boy on August 22 and September 19 of last year, reported The Advocate.
Respess’ defense attorney, Jeffrey Smith, said in March that his client was intoxicated and never had ‘consensual sex’ with the minor.
According to prosecutors, Dufresne had an ongoing affair with the 16-year-old whom she taught at the high school in Destrehan, a sleepy commuter town west of New Orleans.
The threesome involving Dufresne, Respess and the teen allegedly occurred at Respess’ Kenner apartment on September 12, after Dufresne picked up the boy from a Friday Night Lights high school football game.
The teachers were caught after the boy told friends that he was sleeping with them, police say. Word soon traveled around the high school campus and school authorities brought in the cops.
Since her arrest on September 30, 2014, Dufresne has remained free on bond. While she has been under house arrest during this time, the rules of the sequester have been loosened so that she can attend therapy sessions, Jazzercize classes and help drive her three young children to school and extracurricular activities.
If convicted of the charges she’s now facing in Jefferson Parish, Dufresne could face up to 20 years in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Repress could be looking at up to a year in jail and a $500 fine.
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