Lafayette teacher charged with indecent behavior with minor

Updated: Dec. 5, 2011 at 5:40 PM CST
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The following is a Press Release from the Lafayette Police Department:

On Nov. 15,  Lafayette Police received a complaint from a 14-year-old juvenile regarding interaction she had with a teacher at Lafayette High School.  The allegations indicated that the teacher had grabbed the breast and slapped the buttocks of the victim. The actions are believed to have occurred from September through November of this year.

Investigators with the Lafayette Police Department's Youth Service Section began investigating the allegations.  Six victims under the age of 17 were identified and provided statements to police that the suspect had engaged in inappropriate touching of the students.  Investigators also viewed video footage from the class room where the activity was alleged to have occurred.  On several instances on the footage, inappropriate touching occurred between the suspect and the students.

Investigators arrested Katie Champagne, 30,  and charged her with six counts of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile.  The case remains under investigation.