Two female Louisiana school teachers accused of group sex with boy

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Posted: Oct 02, 2014 1:34 PM

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Two female Louisiana high school teachers have been arrested on suspicion of engaging in group sex with a 16-year-old male student who then bragged to classmates, authorities said on Thursday.

Rachel Respess, 24, and Shelley Dufresne, 32, are accused of having sex with the boy in Respess' apartment in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner after a Friday night football game on Sept. 12, Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser said.

Dufresne also is accused of having sex with the student at her home in Montz, about 20 miles west of New Orleans.

The boy told authorities that the sex was consensual, but he was not of legal age to consent, Glaser said.

"If this was two male teachers and a female student, the community would be outraged," Glaser said. "It should have the same outrage."

The two Destrehan High School teachers were booked on Wednesday on charges of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, indecent behavior with a juvenile and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, Glaser said.

Dufresne had been arrested and released a day earlier on charges stemming from the alleged encounter at her home.

Jeffrey Smith, an attorney for Respess, declined immediate comment. An attorney for Dufresne could not immediately be reached.

(Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky and David Minsky; Editing by Jim Loney)