Teacher, accused of having threesome with student, posts gleeful pic to Instagram after avoiding jailtime

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HAHNVILLE, La. — A former Louisiana high school teacher who admitted to having sex with a 16-year-old boy and another former female teacher at the same time has avoided jail time with a plea deal, WGNO reports. 

Shelley Dufresne, 32, was originally charged with carnal knowledge of a juvenile, a charge that carries a potential 10-year jail sentence and mandatory registration as a sex offender.

Dufrense and Rachel Respess, 24, allegedly had a threesome with a 16-year-old student.The alleged incident happened at Respess’ home after a football game.

The victim in the case said the sex was consensual. Authorities believe it happened at some point between Aug. 22 and Sept. 22 in 2014.

By accepting the plea deal Thursday, Dufresne was sentenced by Judge Anne Simon to three years in prison which was deferred, as a three years active probation and she must pay a $1,000 fine.

As part of her probation, Dufresne agreed to not contact the victim or his family, give up her teaching license and enter into a 90 day inpatient facility for mental health treatment.

After leaving court, Dufrense posted on Instagram a picture of her smiling with the caption “my mood today,” followed by three smiling faces. It is unknown exactly what she was posting about.

The other former teacher, Rachel Respees, still faces charges in Jeferson Parish, New Orleans.

Dufresne is said to be married with three children.

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12 comments

  • jen

    That is not right, had this been a male teacher who had sex with a female student it would’ve been taken more seriously.

  • Britannia Leigh Douglas

    Wow, what a terrible person to celebrate not going to jail. Who does that?

    And in other news, I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot of feminist haters crying and carrying on about how unfair it is for a woman to get off on charges in a case where sex was clearly, admittedly consensual for all parties involved do try to keep in mind how often men get away with non-consensual sex (at least 50% of the time, as most rape cases go unreported) before you post here. There may be some gender biases that favor women but the large majority of them do not and men are most certainly not oppressed by society. Also add that a scenario where a man having sex with an underage girl goes to jail and when a woman having sex with a teenage boy does not is just a sexist toward women as it is toward men as it implies that teenage boys are capable of giving consent but teenage girls are not.

  • Britannia Leigh Douglas

    Actually, this is just as sexist toward women as it is to men. We send men to jail when they have sex with underage girls more often than we send women to jail for having sex with underage boys because society believes that a teenage boy can give consent more than a teenage girl can. It is pretty wrong, insulting, and degrading to believe that a teenage boy is somehow more capable of being an adult than a teenage girl is and that teenage girls are somehow helpless and need protection where teenage boys do not.

    This is why sexism hurts everyone, whether it is against men or women. There are always negative consequences for sexism for both genders which is why it is so important to acknowledge that both sides are being damaged by these absurd gender biases and accept that we DO need to change and that the feminist movement (which is a movement for equal treatment for both men and women) is both valid and necessary.

    • dg54321

      Interesting take on things. I wish your part about feminism being for equality was true, but it’s almost always not these days. Almost everything you hear from so called feminists these days is misandry, not humanism.

  • DDG-Rep

    She should be in prison, this event will have a lasting effect on the 16 year old boys life if women have been striving for equal rights for so long take both sides of it not just the parts you want to be equal then take the special treatment too… Wtf is this world coming to

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