LSP fire delaying DNA results in teacher sex case
PLAQUEMINE - Investigators said a fire at the Louisiana State Police headquarters delayed results of a DNA test in the case of a teacher accused of having sex with multiple students, possibly fathering a child with one.
Deputies arrested Keavin Keith earlier this week on 37 charges of inappropriate behavior with students. Investigators said he had sex with multiple students, and the students told them it happened in his classroom at the Math Science Academy-West in Iberville Parish.
An arrest affidavit said one of the victims went to the sheriff's office Monday and told them she had a child with Keith at age 15, when she was a student of his. Sources told News 2 the girl first thought a classmate of her fathered the child, but learned through a paternity test the boy was not the father.
Sheriff Brett Stassi told News 2 they were waiting on results of their DNA test to come back from the State Police Crime Lab. A computer fire there Thursday took down their email system and automated systems, including many Office of Motor Vehicle services. The sheriff said they don't know how long the test results will be delayed because of the issue.
Keith is free on a $100,000 bond at this time.
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