KENNER, La. (WGNO) - 32-year-old Shelley Dufresne and 24-year-old Rachel Respess, two Destrehan High English teachers, are now facing felony charges out of Jefferson Parish.
Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser now saying the two met with a Destrehan High student after a football game on September 12th and then drove to Respess’ Kenner apartment where the three had sex simultaneously that lasted until the the early morning hours of the 13th.
“You have an educator, I guess, the responsibility is the safety and education of the children and when it goes outside those lines I believe the community should be outraged,” says Chief Glaser.
The student, who authorities say is a Junior at Destrehan High, is now 17, but was 16 when the alleged relationships began. Former students telling us the three had been hot and heavy for some time, meeting for sex multiple times and documenting some of their encounters on video.
“This Rachel Respess was an English teacher of the victim last school year, so she did have some type of contact and knew him. Shelley Dufresne is his current teacher,” explains Glaser.
For Shelley Dufresne this is her second trip to jail in one week. She’s also facing charges out of St. Charles Parish where authorities believe the relationship continued.
According to Dufresne’s Destrehan High profile she’s an LSU and Destrehan High alum, graduating from DHS in 2000. She’s was currently starting her tenth year as a teacher and reveals she is married with three young children, and is the daughter of St. Charles Parish Judge Emile St. Pierre.