*A Louisiana school teacher has been incarcerated for having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage student and exposing him to the AIDS virus.
Terrebonne Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested Derrick Nesby, 37, Wednesday at H.L. Bourgeois High School, where he teaches.
“We can establish the fact that there was an encounter that happened,” said Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Chief of Detectives Malcolm Wolfe.
Investigators say that a resource officer at the school was the first to receive the complaints that the teacher and student were involved, but deputies would not reveal any more information such as when or where the particular incident took place.
An investigation revealed that Nesby also worked as a track coach at the school, where he had been employed for one year. Detectives believe it was during this time that he engaged in the inappropriate relationship.
Nesby denies all the allegations.
“We continued our investigation where we established more evidence that something did happen, and at that point we got a warrant for his arrest,” Wolfe said.
The investigation also revealed that Nesby has AIDS; something detectives say he intentionally hid from the teen – exposing him to the virus.
The teacher now faces two felony charges, both carrying a significant amount of jail time. He faces a charge of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and intentional exposure of the AIDS virus.
“Both of these charges are felonies. Both of these charges carry with them the maximum prison sentence of 10 years in prison,” confirms Eyewitness news legal analyst Chick Foret said. “They’re both very serious felonies.”
A judge original bond for Nesby was $500,000. However after being charged on Friday morning, with the inclusion of the additional charge of intentional exposure of the AIDS virus, his bond has doubled and he remains in jail on a $1,000,000 bond.
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