Updated below. Shelley Dufresne and Rachel Respess are teachers at the same high school in Louisiana who have been arrested and charged for alleged sex with the same male student who was 16 years old at the time. It is further alleged the two teachers engaged in group sex with the alleged victim.
The 31-year-old Shelley Dufresne (mugshot photo above, left) is is an English teacher at Destrehan High School which is part of the St. Charles Parish Public Schools in Destrehan, Louisiana. Her full name is Shelley St.Pierre Dufresne, and she is variously called Shelley S. Dufresne and is a resident of Montz, Louisiana. She was the first to be arrested, according to the St. Charles Herald-Guide.
The 27-year-old Rachel Respess (mug shot photo above, right) is also an English teacher at the same school. Her full name is Rachel Alyse Respess and she is a resident of Kenner, Louisiana.
Prior to these arrests allegations had surfaced of a student involved with two teachers. Allegedly the student had bragged about having sex with two teachers. Now 17, he was 16 at the time of the alleged incidents. This led the a St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office to begin an investigation.
The alleged incident with Shelley Dufresne and the student took place in a home in Montz, Louisiana in early September. The newspaper went on to note that the alleged incident with the second teacher — not yet named in the initial report — was alleged to have taken place in Kenner, Louisiana.
Shelley Dufresne was the first to be arrested, as noted, on Tuesday. She was booked into jail and was charged with carnal knowledge of a juvenile with bond set at $200,000. She was released upon posting bond the same day.
On the following day, Wednesday, according to the St. Charles Herald-Guide, Rachel Respess turned herself in for arrest by the Kenner Police Department. She was charged also with carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
The newspaper further reports that Shelley Dufresne is married with three children and had taught at Destrehan High School for 10 years. Rachel Respess is a 2008 graduate of the high school and had been teaching there for two years.
* Update: According NOLA.com, quoting official sources, Shelley Dufresne and Rachel Respess are accused of having group sex with the alleged victim. It is alleged that the sexual tryst took place at Respess’ apartment in Kenner, Louisiana after a football game on September 12th.
According to the newspaper, quoting the police Respess gave a statement and “almost confessed” but did not go into “intricate details.” Police are still investigating and the newspaper goes on to report there was possibly a video of the sexual encounter.
The story is developing. Check back for additional updates.
Photos: Shelley Dufresne
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Photos: Rachel Respess
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