HOUMA, La. – A Louisiana high school teacher is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old male student and intentionally exposing him to HIV, reports CBS affiliate WWL.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Derrick Nesby, 37, on Wednesday, May 28 at H.L. Bourgeois High School in Terrebonne Parish, the school where he teaches.
Nesby is charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and intentional exposure of the AIDS virus, according to the station. However, Nesby denies all the allegations.
Investigators say a school resource officer was the first to receive a complaint that Nesby and the 16-year-old were involved, reports the station.
“We continued our investigation where we established more evidence that something did happen, and at that point we got a warrant for his arrest,” Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Chief of Detectives Malcolm Wolfe said.
It was during the investigation that detectives learned Nesby has HIV, reports the station. Deputies say that despite knowing he had HIV, Nesby exposed the student to the virus without the teen’s knowledge.
Nesby, who had been employed at the school for a year and also coached track, is being held on a one million dollar bond.
Source: CBS News