Kimberly Naquin sentencing: A former Destrehan High school history teacher admits to sexually preying on her victim but avoids jail time.
Kimberly Naquin a Louisiana teacher has been spared jail after confessing to having a year long lesbian relationship with a 16 year old female student.
Appearing in court on Monday, the former history teacher at Destrehan High School, in St Charles Parish, near New Orleans pleaded guilty after being charged with carnal knowledge of a juvenile and sexual conduct between a teacher and a female student.
Of note, Naquin is the daughter of St. Charles Parish School Board President Dennis Naquin, and her mother is also a teacher in area.
Judge June Darensburg of the 24th Judicial District Court gave her a suspended five-year and six-month prison sentences and ordered her to serve a total of five years on probation noted the New Orleans Advocate.
‘I betrayed your trust’, told Naquin to her now 17 year old victim and her parents after apologizing during the hearing on Monday.
During court testimony, the victim testified how Naquin began trying to kindle a relationship with her one week after her 16th birthday.
‘I thought she was cool because she paid special attention to me,’ the girl told the court.
Naquin eventually began a sexual relationship with the girl, meeting at least 10 times at the teacher’s Kenner apartment between October 2014 and August 2015.
Police started investigating the teacher after a tip-off from a family member of the female student.
The girl, who was 16 and 17 during the relationship, told detectives it began around September 2014 and continued through to August 2015.
Most of the encounters occurred at Naquin’s former home in Kenner, with some ‘engagements’ taking place in the school.
The victim testified that Naquin cried after sexual encounters and said she’d go to jail and threatened to kill herself.
During the hearing, the victim told the court she only learned that she had been manipulated by her teacher after therapy.
The girls’ father also testified during the hearing Monday, calling Naquin’s actions ‘selfish’ and ‘predatory.’
‘School is supposed to be a safe place for children to mature and to learn, and this teacher has ruined that,’ he said.
As part of her punishment, Naquin will have to register as a sex offender for 15 years, undergo a psychological evaluation and receive treatment if needed and have no contact whatsoever with the victim for one year, the judge ordered.
‘I can guarantee you, if you violate any conditions of your probation, you will go to jail for five years,’ the judge said.
Yet to be necessarily understood is what led to the history/geography teacher abusing her position of trust and authority and sexually preying on her victim….
In the interim commentators on the web have questioned the leniency of Naquin’s punishment while wondering what punishment would have been meted out had the teacher been a male.