Female teacher ‘had sex with foreign exchange pupil, 15, staying at her house while her husband watched on’
A FEMALE teacher has been accused of having sex with a 15-year-old foreign exchange student while her husband watched on.
Kimberly Wellman-Rich is alleged to have slept with the boy while he stayed at her home in Louisiana.
Cops launched an investigation into Wellman-Rich, an employee of the Lafayette Parish School System, after an anonymous tip in January.
Wellman-Rich was charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, indecent behaviour with a juvenile, encouraging or contributing to child delinquency and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, KATC reports.
Her husband, Jeffery Paul Rich, was also charged with accessory after the fact to felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
They have both bonded out of jail.
Cops also claim Mr had first-hand knowledge about the relationship.
The pair are also accused of letting him drink in their home and giving him pot to smoke.
The school system said in a statement: “The Lafayette Parish School System is aware of the allegations of inappropriate conduct by one of our employees.
“Allegations of this nature will continue to be taken very seriously and will be thoroughly investigated. Never will alleged inappropriate conduct of an employee be taken lightly.
“LPSS is fully cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation. Because this is a personnel matter, no further information will be provided."
The company responsible for the Foreign Exchange Students, Pan Atlantic, also provided a statement to the station, saying: “We are aware of the allegations and have been providing information to the local and regulatory authorities.
“We have been working with the student, the student’s natural family and all stakeholders to ensure the student’s safety, and the privacy of all concerned.
“Pan Atlantic is a mission-driven organization that has a strong commitment to ensure the safety of all persons who participate in these highly regulated programs.
“Because we have an obligation to protect the privacy of those who participate in these programs, no further information will be provided."
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