TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Destrehan High School teacher accused of having sex with 16-year-old accepts plea deal.
Shelley Dufresne, one of two former Destrehan High School teachers accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student, has agreed to a plea deal that will allow her to avoid any prison time or having to register as a sex offender, at least for now.
The St. Charles Parish District Attorney’s Office and Dufresne’s attorney, Deanne Williams, announced the deal during a status conference Thursday morning at 29th Judicial District Court in Hahnville.
Dufresne, 32, was facing one felony count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, which carried a potential sentence of up to a decade in prison and a $5,000 fine. The charge stems from an alleged sexual encounter with the teenager at a home in Montz.
As part of the deal unveiled Thursday, Dufresne pleaded guilty to one felony count of obscenity and received a deferred sentence of three years in prison, three years of active probation and a $1,000 fine.
I rather doubt that a male teacher would have gotten such a good deal, but I may be wrong.