Married Teacher Who Had Sex With Teen Student Celebrates Avoiding Jail By Posting Smiling Selfie

Married Teacher Who Had Sex With Teen Student Celebrates Avoiding Jail By Posting Smiling Selfie

Anyone who can “celebrate” avoiding punishment for the heinous crime of sexually assaulting an underage member of society over whom you have power as a teacher, is a filthy animal. Unfortunately for Shelly Dufresnein, 32 and married, she’s still facing charges of having a threesome with the same student and another teacher. Justice may yet be served.

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From The Daily Mail:

A 32-year-old English teacher who admitted having sex with a 16-year-old student posted a celebratory selfie on Instagram just hours after discovering she had avoided a prison sentence.

Shelley Dufresnein from St Charles Parish, Louisiana, took a plea deal on Thursday that gets her out of serving any time behind or having to register as a sex offender.

When she returned home from court she uploaded an image of her grinning to the social media site alongside the message: ‘My mood today,’ followed by three smiley faces.

Followers started congratulating her on the outcome below the picture, prompting her to respond: ‘I’m so relieved.’

However she is still facing charges over a threesome she had with the same student at Destrehan High School and another teacher.

She was arrested in September after the teen in question started bragging to friends that he had slept with two teachers. 

An investigation later revealed that the unidentified teen had sex with both his current English teacher at the time, Dufresne, and his English teacher from the prior year, 24-year-old Rachel Respess – including an alleged a threesome with both at Respess’s house.

Though she originally pleaded not guilty in November, married mother-of-three Dufresne changed course and confessed to the sordid act at a status conference in court on Thursday.

In exchange for pleading guilty to a count of obscenity, the original charge of carnal knowledge of a juvenile will be held for the three years Dufresne is under probation for obscenity.

Dufresne must also undergo a 90-day inpatient mental health treatment, surrender her teacher’s license, and stay away from the now 17-year-old victim and his family.

If she complies with all of those terms, the carnal knowledge charge will be dropped after three years and she will not have to register as a sex offender.

The carnal knowledge charge carries a maximum of ten years in prison and a fine for $5,000.

Judge Anne Simon signed off on the plea deal, after three other judges – including Dufresne’s father Judge Emile St Pierre – removed themselves from the case.

District Attorney Joel Chaisson II heralded the deal as a success.

‘I want to thank my special prosecutor, Julie Cullen, for her efforts to reach a fair resolution of the case and to secure a felony guilty plea, thereby sparing the juvenile victim in this matter from having to testify at a public trial,’ the DA said in a statement.

The parents of the victim were in court on Thursday, and according to media who attended the meeting, they were not happy with the settlement.

However, Dufresne’s legal battle is likely not over yet.

When her relationship with the teen was exposed last fall, it was revealed that she had sex with the teen at a residence in Montz (Dufresne and her family live in Montz) and one in Kenner between August 22 and September 27.

Both teachers surrendered their teaching licenses upon their arrest. It’s absolutely horrible that we live in a society in which acts like this are becoming more common. It’s good that we are getting more of these “teachers” out of the classroom, but it’s sad that it happens at all.

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