Teacher pleads guilty to threesome with student; posts joy to Instagram

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Screenshot_6HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) – One of two former high school teachers accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student has agreed to a plea deal that will allow her to avoid prison time or having to register as a sex offender.

The deal was announced in Hahnville at a Thursday hearing in the case of 32-year-old Shelley Dufresne. The deal avoids a May 20 trial.

The New Orleans Advocate reports that Dufresne pleaded guilty to one felony count of obscenity. She received a $1,000 fine, but a three-year prison sentence was deferred on the condition that she complete 90 days of mental health treatment.

She and another former teacher at the school have been arrested, but not yet formally charged, in a Jefferson Parish case involving the same student.

After leaving court Thursday, Dufresne posted on Instagram a picture of her smiling with the caption “my mood today,” followed by three smiling faces, according to WVUE. It is unknown what she was posting about, but comments suggest it had something to do with her name being in the news.

Destrehan High School English teacher Shelley Dufresne, 32, “enticed and transported” the student to the apartment of Rachel Respess, the other English instructor involved in the ménage à trois, according to NOLA.com.

Destrehan High School English teacher Shelley Dufresne, 32, “enticed and transported” the student to the apartment of Rachel Respess, the other English instructor involved in the ménage à trois, according to NOLA.com.

The alleged incident happened at Respess’ home after a football game. Multiple sources tell WGNO that the student met the two teachers at a home in Kenner where some of their sexual encounters were videotaped.