Reeves teacher accused of sexual contact with 16-year-old

Reeves teacher accused of sexual contact with 16-year-old
Kristen Ward, 42, was arrested in Allen Parish Monday afternoon on five counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, five counts of indecent behavior with juveniles, one count of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and one count of obstruction of justice. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - A teacher at Reeves High School has been arrested on sex charges related to accusations that she was having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl.

Kristen Ward, 42, was arrested in Allen Parish Monday afternoon on five counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, five counts of indecent behavior with juveniles, one count of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and one count of obstruction of justice.

Ward was also arrested over the weekend in Calcasieu Parish on one count of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

Hebert said he has spoken with the Allen Parish School Board and Ward is on administrative leave, pending the criminal investigation.

Hebert said the Sheriff’s Office is aware of at least five different meetings between Ward and the juvenile.

More information is expected within the next few days.

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