A former Lake Charles Charter Academy teacher Deidre Smith was arrested after a lengthy investigation resulted in the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office charging her for allegedly raping a 10-year-old boy on numerous occasions dating back to 2018.
Now it has been discovered that she allegedly crossed into Beauregard Parish with the victim and that another incident of first-degree rape happened during that time. She has been charged with another count of first-degree rape, adding to an already lengthy list of charges.
She was originally arrested back in April and was charged with nine counts of first-degree rape, five counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile, two counts of sexual battery, one count of oral sexual battery.
She was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center with her bond set at $50,000. She posted bond and was released shortly after.
With the new charge, she has been arrested and returned to prison. If convicted, Smith could face life in prison, or even the death penalty, according to state law.