KENNER, LA (WVUE) - A Destrehan High School teacher arrested and accused of having sex with one of her female students has been released to police in Kenner, where she faces additional charges in connection with the case, according to Kenner Police spokesman Lt. Brian McGregor.
Kimberly Naquin, 26, of Destrehan, was booked in St. Charles Parish with one count each of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, prohibited sexual contact between an educator and a student and as a fugitive from Kenner. She posted a $75,000 bond in that parish and is now jailed at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on an outstanding warrant that charges her with 10 counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile in alleged incidents that occurred at the Lakes of Chateau North apartment complex on Loyola Drive in Kenner.
"A family member of a victim called us and wanted to speak to a deputy, that's how we got it," said St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne. "We learned the arrestee, Ms. Naquin, was at a Beta Club convention in Lafayette with other students and teachers, and we sent detectives to ask her to St. Charles Parish."
St. Charles Parish detectives interviewed the student, who told them she was engaged in a sexual relationship with a teacher she identified as Naquin. She told detectives the relationship started in September of 2014 and continued until approximately August 2015.
She also told detectives that most of the sexual contact happened at the Naquin's home in Kenner. Several other incidents allegedly occurred in a Destrehan High School classroom and at a Destrehan residence.
When detectives learned that a majority of the sexual acts occurred in Kenner, they contacted the Kenner Police Department, which launched its own investigation.
Naquin is the daughter of St. Charles School Board President Dennis Naquin, and had recently moved back home.
"Our detectives notified him last night," he was distressed, and offered his cooperation in any way," Champagne said.
The sheriff said there's no apparent connection between Kimberly Naquin's case and that of two other Destrehan teachers accused of having sex with a student.
"The good news is we don't believe any other students were involved," Champagne said.
The St. Charles school system released the following statement: "The teacher has been suspended without pay in accordance with district policy and procedures pending the outcome of an investigation."
They said it is a personnel matter, and no further information would be provided.