Two high school teachers, Shelley Dufresne, and Rachel Respess, are now on trial for the sexual relationship they had with one 16-year-old student. While Respess is accused of participating in a threesome with the other two, Dufresne is accused to carrying on a sexual relationship with the boy that involved more than 40 carnal incidents.
There was a video of the three together in Dufresne’s apartment, where they ended up having a threesome after they were all out drinking at a bar after a football game.
The student, then 16, ended up creating some footage which was then leaked to police and led to the arrests of the teachers.
The Daily Mail says:
The married mother-of-three was the boy’s 11th grade English teacher at Destrehan High School.
She is charged with two counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. If convicted she could face 10 years in jail and a $5,000 fine. Plus, she would have to register as a sex offender in Jefferson Parish.
The trial Tuesday revealed the two had sexual trysts after football practice around 40 times in her Honda Pilot and home. The legal age of consent in Louisiana is 17.
One encounter allegedly included Rachel Respess, 26, another teacher. The victim, now 19, took the stand today.
On September 19, 2014 Dufresne was out for drinks at a bar with colleagues after a football game.
The teen was also at the bar with some other football players. One of his friends questioned if the affair with Dufrense that he had been boasting about was real.
This led to a fight outside according to Nola.com and afterwards, the teen and Dufrense went to Respess’s apartment.
The student and the teacher allegedly had sex multiple times at the apartment and at one point, Respess joined in for a threesome.
However, Dufrense’s attorney said there was no sex because the teen ‘couldn’t get an erection.’ However, the teen maintained the three still had sex.
After alleged the group sex, Dufrense reportedly went to buy a pill to increase the teen’s stamina when she went to buy cigarettes but he didn’t take.
The teen filmed a lewd video of Respess after she passed out from drinking. The New Orleans Advocate reports the footage showed the student put his ‘private parts in her face.’
The student told the court that was the last night he had sex with Respess or Dufresne.
He showed this video to students in the football locker room and word soon spread to officials who investigated the incident.
Authorities have not found this video but interviewed students who had seen the footage. The teen apparently filmed it out of revenge because of something that happened in Respess’s class the year before.
Dufresne’s defense attorney Kim McElwee said the boy blackmailed her client with nude photos.