Posted: Feb 6, 2013 7:33 AM
Updated: Feb 6, 2013 7:33 AM
Source: Associated Press
ALEXANDRIA - A Tioga High School teacher facing 13 sex crime charges has resigned from the Rapides Parish School District.
The Town Talk reports 27-year-old Heather Michelle Cooksey, an English teacher, was arrested on Dec. 19 on charges that she allegedly had a sexual relationship with a student. She was arrested again on Jan. 22 on nine additional charges.
Cooksey is free on a $35,000 bond.
She faces four counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, two counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, four counts of prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student, two counts of sexual battery by fondling and one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile.
Cooksey's resignation was accepted Tuesday during a Rapides Parish School Board meeting.