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Former Slidell High girls' basketball coach arrested for molestation, child porn

Raymond Winzy (Source: Slidell PD) Raymond Winzy (Source: Slidell PD)
SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) -

Former Slidell High School teacher and basketball coach Raymond Winzy has been arrested for having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Winzy is charged with possession of child pornography and molestation.

Winzy is the former girls' basketball coach.

Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith said Winzy was terminated the day of his arrest.

“This type of crime will not be tolerated,” Smith said.

The investigation is far from over, Smith said.

Slidell Police received a complaint from the St. Tammany Parish school system about a teacher, later identified as Winzy, who was allegedly having inappropriate contact with a female student.

Slidell detectives identified several students with which Winzy exhibited inappropriate behavior.

Over the past week, police executed several search warrants on Winzy’s house, classroom, and electronic items.

Detectives discovered that Winzy was having inappropriate conversations via text message, and through social media, with students. Police also discovered nude photographs and videos of students, all underage, on Winzy’s cell phone.

In several interviews victims all disclosed inappropriate behavior, some including sexual intercourse.

“The investigation is far from over, and we feel there are more victims,” Smith said.

“If there are additional victims, we are asking them to please come forward to police.”

It is believed that Winzy has spent time teaching and coaching at multiple schools across the metro New Orleans, and police are looking into all of Winzy’s former places of employment.

As the investigation continues, Winzy could face additional charges.

A letter was sent to parents Thursday which read:

"Dear Parents and Caregivers: This letter is to inform you about a situation involving the arrest of a teacher who worked at Slidell High School. Administrators learned of allegations involving inappropriate behavior and immediately contacted the Slidell Police Department. This person is no longer an employee of the St. Tammany Parish Public School System. The School System is cooperating with the Slidell Police Department as their investigation continues. We are dedicated to our efforts to maintain a safe, secure and productive learning environment at Slidell High School. lf you have any questions or concerns about this situation, please contact me at school at 643-2992. Thank you for your support of our students and our school. William C. Percy Principal"

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