The Louisiana Teacher/Student Threesome Sex Scandal: A Plea Bargain for One…

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Shelley St. Pierre Dufresne

October 13, 2014: FEMALE PEDOPHILES AND DOUBLE STANDARDS

October 18, 2014: The Louisiana Teacher/Student Threesome Sex Scandal…

April 10, 2015: Former Destrehan High School teacher Shelley Dufresne pleaded guilty to obscenity Thursday (April 9), admitting in court that she had sex with a 16-year-old student. The plea lets her and the student avoid a public trial, and allows her to bypass registering as a sex offender and serving three years in prison.

She must spend 90 days at an inpatient mental health facility, serve three years of active probation and pay a $1,000 fine. If she fails to complete the court-approved mental health program by the end of August, she must report to the St. Charles Parish jail Sept. 1 to serve any days for which she has not received credit, Judge Anne Simon said during the plea hearing at the Hahnville courthouse.

Dufresne also agreed to surrender her teaching license. With the parents of her former student sitting in the front row of the courtroom, Dufresne admitted to having “consensual sexual intercourse with a juvenile,” as detailed in the carnal knowledge law.

“Is it true?” Simon asked Dufresne. “Yes, ma’am,” she replied.

Dufresne left the courthouse at 11:35 a.m. with her mother. She and her attorney, Deanne Williams, would not comment to a reporter

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Well, I expected this as a likely outcome. If, as originally reported, there is videotaped evidence of the event, then I didn’t see why either of these women would want to take this to an actual trial (and what a media circus THAT would be). I can’t decide if this sounds like a fair punishment or not. Even if she’s not getting any jail time (I figured something like 3-5 years), I kind of think she should at least have to register as a sex offender, mainly because, as I’ve said from the beginning, I imagine that if the genders were reverse and two adult male teachers had a threesome with a female teenage student they would be have to spend some in jail. So is this evidence of a double-standard?

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Shelley Dufresne leaving the courthouse yesterday. She sure is busty, isn’t she?

Although it should be noted that her troubles aren’t necessarily over yet. Remember there were two separate charges. Shelley Dufresne was charged with having sex with the student alone several times over the course of a month at her home. That’s the crime for which she accepted this plea bargain. But she and Rachel Respess are charged together in separate courtroom  for the incident where they (allegedly?) had a threesome with the student in Respess’ apartment. That case is still open, with no trial date set yet. But, with this news, I’m now betting that each will women will cut a plea deal in that case as well. I will follow up on that as it unfolds.

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