Shelley Dufresne Celebrates (on Instagram)


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

I have Google Alerts set to keep my appraised of further developments in this case. I got several links this morning, including:

Teacher, accused of having threesome with student, posts gleeful pic to Instagram after avoiding jailtime

Teacher pleads guilty to sex with student, posts her joy to social media

Married teacher, 32, who had sex with her student, 16, celebrates avoiding jail by posting a smiling selfie on Instagram – but still faces charges over ‘threesome’ she had with same youngster and another teacher

And, my personal favorite, just for the creative headline:
Convicted student fucker celebrates light sentence with selfie

So, after reaching her plea deal in one case, which keeps her out of jail, Shelley Dufresne posted a happy selfie on Instragram, smiling with her hand in the air, like she just won a major victory.



I guess some people take exception to this, as it suggests a seemingly cavalier attitude. I imagine that this may impact her remaining criminal case, where she and Rachel Respess are charged for the threesome they had with the student. It would seem that after this was reported, she must have gotten some harsher comments on Instagram, which is still private but the headline now reads: “Only God Can Judge Me” Please Do Not Harass Me. Everybody Makes Mistakes. Retired Teacher. Family Oriented. Louisiana, NO.

“People make mistakes.” Right. I’m sorry, but locking your keys in your car is a “mistake.” Banging a teenager when you’re an adult married mother of three young children (ages 3, 5, and 7) is a little more than that. But maybe that’s just me…

I have to say that this make me hope for a harsher sentence next time. I’m sorry, but this woman needs to go to jail.

Since her arrest on September 30, Dufresne has remained free on bond. While she has been under house arrest during this time, the rules of the sequester have been loosened so that she can attend therapy sessions, Jazzercize classes and help drive her 3, 5, and 7-year-old children to school and extracurricular activities. However, she had to spend 8pm to 7am inside her home during the weekdays

Okay, I understand letting her go to therapy, and taking her kids to school, but Jazzercize classes?!? How was THAT allowed?

As for what happens next:

The Jefferson Parish district attorney’s office has not yet decided whether to charge either woman in the Kenner case. Police booked them with carnal knowledge of a juvenile, indecent behavior with a juvenile and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Respess’ attorney, Jeffrey Smith, maintains she is innocent of having “consensual sex” with the student: “You don’t have to say no to mean no if you’re not able to give true consent. My position on that one night is, Rachel Respess did not have consensual sex with this young man.” Respess’ next scheduled court date is a status hearing April 30. She is not required to attend. Dufresne’s next scheduled court date on the Kenner case is a May 8 status hearing. She is not required to attend. Her attorney on this case, Jim Williams, would not comment Thursday on her guilty plea in St. Charles Parish.

In the meantime, I’ve sent Dufresne a follow request on Instagram. You think she’ll add me?



  1. […] On April 9th, 2015, Shelly Dufresne accepted a plea deal for the charge of “obscenity”, admitting to having “consensual sexual intercourse with a juvenile” at her home. The deal said she “must spend 90 days at an inpatient mental health facility, serve three years of active probation and pay a $1,000 fine.” She also had to give up her teaching license, but she would not have to serve any jail time nor register as a sex offender. Some folks felt that this punishment was too lenient. And this was not helped when, soon after, Dufresne posted a celebratory picture of herself on Instagram. […]


  2. Sick, if this was a man he’d be behind bars as he should be. Throw your life away and the lives of your family to fulfill your pleasures with someone you are in a position of authority over. I really hope that she wakes up and becomes truly remorseful for what she has done!

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  3. […] Since Shelley Dufresne’s home is a different county than Rachel Respess’ apartment, Dufresne was charged separately in each county. She was charged for having sex with the boy in her home, and then charged along with Respess for the threesome in Respess’ apartment. On April 10, 2015, Dufresne made a plea-bargain in her home county, for the crime of “obscenity”, where she admitted to having sex with the boy, but avoided any jail time or having to register as a sex offender. Many observers felt that she got off lightly, and this wasn’t helped when Dufresne was seen celebrating the news. […]


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