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Louisiana High School Teacher, Shelley Dufresne Pleads Guilty To Sexual Relationship With 16-Year-old

Shelley Dufresne, a 34-year-old married mother of three and English teacher, pleaded guilty in 2015 to having sex multiple times with a then 16-year-old student in Destrehan, Louisiana.

What Happened?

Explicit details about Dufresne’s relationship with the student – and about an alleged threesome that took place between her, another high school teacher and the student – emerged Tuesday.

Dufresne was the student’s 11th grade English teacher at Destrehan High School. She is charged with two counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. If convicted she could see as many as 10 years in jail and a $5,000 fine. In addition, she would have to register as a sex offender in Jefferson Parish.

Tuesday’s trial revealed that Dufresne and the student had sexual encounters after football practice as many as 40 times in her Honda Pilot and at her home. The legal age of consent in Louisiana is 17.

One sexual tryst allegedly included fellow teacher Rachel Respess, 26.

On September 19, 2014 Dufresne was out for drinks at a bar with colleagues after a football game.

The mother-of-three was the student’s 11th grade English teacher

The teen was also at the bar with some other football players. One of his friends questioned if the affair with Dufrense that he had been boasting about was real.

This led to a fight outside according to Nola.com and afterwards, the teen and Dufrense went to Respess’s apartment.

The two allegedly had sex several times at the apartment with Respess joining in for a threesome at one point. However, Dufrense’s attorney said there was no sex because the student “couldn’t get an erection,” though the teen maintains the three all had sex.

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The teen filmed a lewd video of Respess after she passed out from drinking. The New Orleans Advocate reports the footage showed the student put his “private parts in her face.”

The student said that was the final time he had sex with either teacher. Soon after, he showed the video to teammates in the football locker room and word soon spread to school officials who investigated the incident.

It was also revealed that Dufresne communicated with the student through a fake Facebook account ‘Madison Mexicano.’ She used a photo of the cartoon character Speedy Gonzalez.

She alluded to the affair with the Mexican student with the cover photo that read “I love Mexican boys.”


Shelley Dufresne

Shelley Dufresne is a 34-year-old English teacher in Destrehan, Louisiana and a married mother of three. She pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student of hers.