Allen Parish teacher charged with improper sexual contact

Gregory Heath Mahaffey. (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)
Gregory Heath Mahaffey. (Source: Allen Parish Sheriff's Office)

An Allen Parish teacher was arrested Thursday, following an investigation by the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office into complaints of improper sexual contact between students and the teacher.

According to authorities, 37-year-old Gregory Heath Mahaffey engaged in improper sexual acts with students from August 2000 to April 2014 while teaching at Elizabeth High School and at Fairview High.

Investigators said the victims, ages 13-16, were under Mahaffey's direct supervision.

Mahaffey is charged with attempted molestation of a juvenile, felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, oral sexual battery to a victim under 15 years of age, molestation of a juvenile and two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

Mahaffey was released later in the day after posting a $100,000 bond.

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