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A former teacher at Destrehan High School in Louisiana has avoided jail time after pleading guilty on Monday to carnal knowledge of a juvenile and prohibited sexual contact between a teacher and a student.

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The Times-Picayune reports that 27-year-old Kimberly Naquin was sentenced to five years of probation with suspended five-year and six-month prison sentences that the judge guaranteed will go into effect “if [she violates] any conditions of [her] probation.”


Naquin must also register as a sex offender for 15 years.

Naquin appeared in court Monday and tearfully admitted to the 17-year-old female student and her parents that she “betrayed [their] trust.”

St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office

The former teacher was arrested in Jan. 2016 after the teen’s family reported the sexual relationship to police.

The student said in court that she “thought [Naquin] was cool because she paid special attention to me” and only realized after therapy that she had been manipulated.

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Naquin, the district attorney’s office said, cried after sexual encounters, feared getting caught and even threatened to kill herself.

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The teen’s parents called out Naquin as “selfish” and “predatory.” Her father said that “school is supposed to be a safe place for children to mature and to learn, and this teacher has ruined that.”

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