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Report: 2 teachers face charges for alleged threesome with teen student

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Posted at 8:40 PM, Oct 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-01 22:40:06-04
Shelley S. Dufresne, left, and Rachel Respess, right, are accused of having sex simultaneously with a student. Image courtesy WGNO.

Shelley S. Dufresne, left, and Rachel Respess, right, are accused of having sex simultaneously with a student. Image courtesy WGNO.

KENNER, La. – Two teachers are facing felony charges after the two of them allegedly had sex simultaneously with a then-16-year-old student who has been a student in both women’s classrooms.

FOX 13 News sister station WGNO reports 32-year-old Shelley Dufresne and 24-year-old Rachel Respess, both of whom are English teachers at Destrehan High School, face felony charges relating to the alleged sexual misconduct.

Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser tells WGNO the two teachers met with the student on September 12 and drove to Respess’ apartment, where the three engaged in sexual acts that lasted until the early morning hours of September 13.

“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,” Glaser told WGNO.

The student is now 17 but was 16 at the time of the incident, and WGNO reports that fellow students allege the student and the two teachers have been involved for some time and had even recorded some of the sexual encounters.

Glasner tells WGNO the student has been in the classroom of both women.

“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,” he said.

Click here for much more on this story from WGNO.