Teacher accused in student sex case bonds out of jail
BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish School System band instructor bailed out of jail a month after he was booked on forcible rape and prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student charges.
Robert M. Lewis, 30, was fired the day after he was arrested. Lewis was the Scotlandville band instructor and is accused of having sex with one of his students. Prior to his arrest, he had been on paid leave.
According to criminal investigators, Lewis had sex with a 17-year-old student following a series of advances. Eventually, the student said she was raped by Lewis after he brought her food while she was home alone.
Deputies said Lewis and the victim had sex a second time but it was described as consensual.
"It is very concerning when you have a teacher or someone in a position of power or authority and I think that's why we have that statute in place that makes it a crime, whether the student is of legal age or not," sheriff's office spokeswoman Casey Hicks said in a previous interview with WBRZ about the situation.
Lewis posted his $40,000 bond Tuesday.
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