Louisiana Teacher Accused of Molesting Student
(Lafayette, Louisiana) A 48-year-old teacher formerly at Catholic High School, Paula Latiolais, has been accused of molesting one of her 15-year-old male students 10 years ago.
Phillip LeBourgeois, now 25, said he was a minor attending Catholic High School when he was abused by his former teacher, Paula Latiolais.Latiolais was booked into custody at the Iberia Parish Jail on Friday and subsequently released on $35,000 bail.
“I wanted to come forward and reveal my identity today to let other individuals who have or who are being victimized know that it is OK to come forward and contact authorities,” LeBourgeois said.
Iberia Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested Latiolais, 48, following an investigation into an allegation that she molested one of her 15-year-old students about 10 years ago, Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Capt. Ryan Turner said in a news release. Investigators said the “sexual encounters” continued over a period of years, Turner said.