Thursday, December 15, 2011

Teacher Charged with Fondling Students‎

Katie Champagne, 30-year-old teacher at Lafayette High School, Louisiana, has been arrested and charged with six counts of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile.

on Nov. 15 after Lafayette police received a complaint from a 14-year-old girl claiming that the teacher had grabbed her breast and slapped her buttocks. During the investigation police found 6 alleged victims who said Champagne touched them either on their breasts or buttocks. "Three of the six victims stated that the defendant touched them on both their breast and buttocks with her hands, two of the victims stated that the defendant only touched them on their buttocks in the form of a slap." The last victim stated that Champagne "used her foot in a circular motion to touch her buttocks while she laid on the floor of the dance room," the affidavit states.

Detectives also seized video footage from LHS thats showed Champagne pulling a female student onto her lap and resting her hands on the student's buttocks during the course of a class period Nov. 10. When the victim stands up the thedefendant's hand is seen moving towards the victim's buttock area again while victim tries to move her hips forward to avoid contanct with Champagne during the touching attempts.

According to the affidavit, several witnesses were also interviewed, and they provided both written and taped statements in reference to them witnessing the defendant grab the victims' breast and slap their buttocks during the course of their class period.

Lafayette High dance teacher arrested on 6 counts of indecent behavior

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