Secondary School

Louisiana Athletic Trainer Arrested


Secondary School

Louisiana Athletic Trainer Arrested

A Hahnville High School teacher accused of carrying on an inappropriate sexual relationship with 17-year-old student was rearrested after investigators discovered he sent explicit texts to another 16-year-old student in 2010, authorities said.

Jeremy Eusea, 30, of Paradis, was rebooked Friday night (March 4) with computer-aided solicitation of a minor, indecent behavior with a juvenile, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, possession of pornography involving juveniles and prohibited sexual contact between an educator and a student, said Capt. Pat Yoes, spokesman for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives first arrested Eusea Thursday after they learned he had “inappropriate physical contact” and sent inappropriate texts and pictures a 17-year-old student, Yoes said. Authorities booked him Thursday with sexual battery and prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student.

Investigators then discovered a second victim, a 16-year-old that Eusea is accused of sending inappropriate text messages to in 2010 and 2011, Yoes said. The conversations included photos and occurred during and after school.

According to the school’s website, Eusea is a sixth-year teacher at the school, and is a nationally board certified athletic trainer. He taught sports medicine, and earned a doctorate in athletic training from the University of Idaho.

Eusea is the fourth St. Charles Parish teacher accused of sexual misconduct with a student in the past two years. Destrehan High teachers Shelley Dufresne and Rachel Respess were arrested in 2014 in connection with a 16-year-old student.

Dufresne pleaded guilty to obscenity in St. Charles Parish, admitting she had sex with the student. But she still faces similar charges in Jefferson Parish. Respess is accused of failing to report a crime.

Destrehan High teacher Kimberly Naquin was arrested in January, accused of an almost yearlong sexual relationship with a 16-year old student.

Eusea, who has been suspended without pay, was being held without bond Saturday at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center in Hahnville.

Authorities aren’t sure whether there are any additional victims, but the case is still under investigation.

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The Sheriff’s Office asked that anyone with information on the case call detective Holly Laurent at 985.783.1135 or 985.783.6807.