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Former charter teacher indicted on rape charge in Beauregard

Smith was accused of possibly having an inappropriate relationship with one of her 10 year old...
Smith was accused of possibly having an inappropriate relationship with one of her 10 year old students
Updated: Jan. 16, 2020 at 2:14 PM CST
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - A former teacher at a charter school in Lake Charles has been indicted on a rape charge in Beauregard Parish.

Deidre R. Smith, 35, is accused of raping a 10-year-old boy. Smith was a teacher at Lake Charles Charter Academy.

A grand jury returned a charge of first-degree rape against her.

Smith, 35, is currently jailed in Calcasieu Parish, where she faces charges of first-degree rape, indecent behavior with juveniles, oral sexual battery and sexual battery.

Authorities say the charges in Beauregard and Calcasieu revolve around the same victim.

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