Latest: St. Charles Parish teacher accused of sexual battery, prohibited sexual conduct with student arrested again Friday night _lowres

Jeremy Eusea


Update, 9:40 a.m.

Jeremy Eusea was arrested again Friday night after the investigation showed he was involved in a similar incident with a 16-year-old student in the 2010-2011 school year.

Similar to the charges in Thursday's arrest, the text messages which occurred in 2010-11 were alleged to be during and after school and included inappropriate conversations and pictures.

Eusea is being held at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center.

Original story

Yet another St. Charles Parish teacher has been arrested on allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior with a student.

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office on Thursday booked 30-year-old Hahnville High School teacher Jeremy Eusea, of Paradis, on counts of sexual battery and prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student.

Deputies said the school system alerted them to the possibility of inappropriate behavior between Eusea and a student at the school, and an investigation revealed that he exchanged inappropriate text messages with a 17-year-old beginning in January. Eusea also engaged in “inappropriate physical contact” with the student, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Eusea taught sports medicine and is a certified athletic trainer, according to Hahnville High’s website.

Eusea was released from jail on bail Thursday night. He has been suspended without pay, according to St. Charles Parish school system spokeswoman Stevie Crovetto.

Crovetto said the school system “has been fully cooperating” with the Sheriff’s Office during the investigation.

Eusea’s arrest marked the latest in a string of recent alleged teacher-student incidents.

Destrehan High School teacher Kimberly Naquin, who is the daughter of the St. Charles Parish School Board president, was arrested in January on an allegation that she carried on a sexual relationship with a girl at her school for nearly a year.

Naquin was at least the fourth teacher from Destrehan High since 2008 to face allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with students.

Shelley Dufresne, 33, and Rachel Respess, 25, were arrested in 2014 after being accused of having sex with a boy who was 16 at the time.

In 2008, a Destrehan High music teacher named Byron Toups was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old student at his home and making sexual advances toward another teen on campus.