CPSO arrests Lake Charles teacher for 1st degree rape and felony indecent behavior with a juvenile

Published 11:19 am Wednesday, May 1, 2019

PRESS RELEASE — On April 30 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from an administrator at Lake Charles Charter Academy regarding a teacher, Deidre R. Smith, 34, of Sulphur, possibly having an inappropriate relationship with one of her 10 year old students.  During the initial investigation detectives learned Smith was having inappropriate contact with the boy since the end of 2018.  It was also learned Smith had sexual intercourse with the victim.

Smith was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 1st degree rape; and felony indecent behavior with a juvenile.  She was released later the same day on a $50,000 bond set by Judge Robert Wyatt.

The case is still under investigation and more charges are likely.

CPSO Detective Jacob Dore is the lead investigator on this case.