A woman accused of having a long-running sexual affair with an underage student while teaching geography at Destrehan High School was charged late last week by the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office.
Bills of information filed by prosecutors Friday accuse Kimberly L. "Kimmie" Naquin, 27, of one count each of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student.
The charges ended months of speculation about whether Naquin -- whose father is a member of the St. Charles Parish School Board -- would be prosecuted following her arrest in January.
UPDATE, TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016: Accused last week of having a sexual relationship with a …
Carnal knowledge convictions in Louisiana can carry up to 10 years in prison. Prohibited sexual conduct, a misdemeanor, is punishable by up to six months behind bars.
According to authorities, Naquin and a 16-year-old girl whom she taught at Destrehan High in St. Charles had numerous sexual encounters at the teacher's apartment in Kenner, in Jefferson Parish, between about October 2014 and August 2015.
One of the girl's relatives called authorities in January to report the affair.
One of the reasons investigators found the girl's account of the relationship credible was that she accurately described scarring on Naquin's thigh as well as the layout of the teacher's apartment, court records show.
While being questioned, investigators said, Naquin confessed to the relationship, and she was jailed before being released because of overcrowding.
She is no longer a St. Charles Parish public schools employee, district spokeswoman Stevie Crovetto said.
Her case was allotted to 24th Judicial District Court Judge June Berry Darensburg.
Naquin is one of five St. Charles Parish public school teachers who have been accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with a student or students since 2008.
Four of those teachers -- three of them women -- were at Destrehan High.
Naquin apparently has not been charged in St. Charles Parish.