Former Destrehan teachers formally charged in student sex case

Former Destrehan teachers formally charged in student sex case

JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Two former Destrehan High School teachers accused of a sexual encounter with a 16-year-old student were formally charged Monday in Jefferson Parish.

According to our partners at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Shelley Dufresne, 33, is charged with two counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Rachel Respess, 25, is charged with failing to report the commission of a felony.

The pair was accused of having group sex with the student at Repsess' Kenner home in September of 2014. Both were initially charged with one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile and indecent behavior with a juvenile.

It's not clear why the investigation resulted in lesser charges for Respess.

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