Teacher Avoids Jail Time & Sex Offender Registry After Sleeping With 3 Students

Heidi Verrett got a plea deal that allowed her to avoid jail and stay off the sex offender registry.

Houma, LA – A teacher who had sex with several high school students won’t go to prison or have to register as a sex offender.

Former Terrebone Parish substitute teacher Heidi Verrett, 34, admitted to having sex with three underage boys in a plea deal that kept her from going to jail, Houma Today reported.

In 2016, police received a report about possible sexual misconduct and investigators discovered Verrett was having inappropriate conversations on social media with the boys.

At the time, Verrett was working as a teacher’s aide and an occasional substitute teacher in the school district, Houma Today reported.

The teacher was arrested after investigators determined she had been having sex with three teenage boys who were 15 and 16 years old.

They also learned she had been having “inappropriate” private message conversations with a 12-year-old boy, Houma Today reported.

Verrett was charged with three felony counts of carnal knowledge of juvenile and one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

She ultimately pleaded guilty in March to three misdemeanor counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

The plea deal she struck kept her from having to go to jail or register as a sex offender, according to Houma Today.

District Judge Johnny Walker gave Verrett a six-month suspended sentence and put her on two years of unsupervised probation.

She was also ordered to pay $900, Houma Today reported.

The plea agreement also allows Verrett to teach again in two years.

But prosecutors said she won’t teach in Terrebonne Parish again.

“In addition to the plea agreement there have been extensive communications between our office and the School Board,” Assistant District Attorney Dennis Elfert told Houma Today. “We have been assured she would never be able to teach in the school system again. From a legal standpoint, the maximum probationary period is two years, and that is the extent to which the probation can legally be bound.”

“But we specifically indicated to the victims’ families that we have been assured that regardless of whatever the legal requirements are the School Board would never allow her to teach here again,” Elfert said.

Comments (28)
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LEO0301
LEO0301

Oh, boy! Can you imagine the public outcry if this was a man sexually abusing teenage girls?

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

#17 of 17 all older female /younger male or female. Now does everyone see the double standards allowed to exist?

Signal10
Signal10

If this were a man, everyone would be calling for his immediate castration, life without parole, loss of teaching credentials, the whole nine yards.

This sexual predator gets cut loose and is free to go to another school and continue molesting young boys with the other prosecutors and judges knowledge, but they can't say anything to warn you of the danger THEY just let loose on your community.

After you find out what they did to you, your community, and your children, it's only then that you'll learn what the term "prosecutorial immunity" means.

May God help the next community she goes to.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Is this slowly being overlooked as serious now a days?

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

She screwed the D.A.and the Judge for a lesser sentence.

david_boots2000
david_boots2000

I agree, she must have pulled a train with the judicial system.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

She had dirt on somebody!! For charges to be reduced on 3 cases involving having sex with minors is crazy. There seems to be a problem that is occurring more and more. They need to make an example out of the people.

Wish505
Wish505

Hum wonder if she had under the desk service for the judge.

investigator
investigator

The standard IQ requirement for Judges and Prosecutors today......is 20!! Justice has turned into a complete joke!

Gramercy
Gramercy

They must REALLY be short on subs in LA!!!! Appalling!

gallowayg
gallowayg

Happy mugshot.

UhO5O
UhO5O

I think she her punishment totally belongs in the double standards category. Pretty teacher + high school boys = she's just fulfilling fantasies... Right? WRONG I think the punishment would have been different if she was ugly and/or obese as well. The name for females who offend against underage males is cougar after all. Wrong again it's pedophile just like it is for males but the equality movement doesn't want complete equality. Sorry sore subject... I'll step off the soap box now and drag my dead horse I've been beating with me.

NomonK
NomonK

If it were a Male teacher and 3 teen girls HIS LIFE WOULD HAVE BEEN DESTROYED. Along prison stay and put on the sex offender register should have happened to her.

Stanracer
Stanracer

And this is why these entitled millenial female pedophile teachers keep doing this stuff. Lax sentenced. The system is still so bias in favor of female offenders. It's disgusting and has been going on for years. If a man had commited these crimes against female victims there would be a whole lot of jail time involved and registry on the sex offencers list, for sure. Terrible system!!!!

Rayb
Rayb

Always been 1 law for men 1 law for women....

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

WTF!!!! She should be in f--king prison!! And register as a sex offender!!

Hawk3699
Hawk3699

What a whitewash. She had one great attorney. So, you have sex with multiple children under your care, to include sexting a 12 year old, and you get to keep your teaching license, a small fine, probation and, oh yeah, she won't be able to teach in the Terrebonne Parish. So, they pass this sexual pariah on to the next school district, probably with no info of her sexual indiscretions as a teacher, so she can repeat the acts again. And, let me ask this; after her probation is over, does she get to have her record expunged? Hope he parents have good civil attorneys. What a disgrace.

MarineDoc
MarineDoc

"District Judge Johnny Walker gave Verrett a six-month suspended sentence and put her on two years of unsupervised probation." Someone please tell me this is a late April Fool's Day joke! Judge Walker is a flaming idiot and should be removed from the bench and disbarred.

Woobie46
Woobie46

On the trip to make pedophelia a "normal" part of grown up persons, this BITCH gets off scott-free. IF it were a man, he'd be in prison. For now. But with this ongoing double standard, what pedo male wouldn't cry FOUL when he's sentenced to time while these PIGS get off with NO punishment? I would if I were a male pedo! Sick assholes in our justice system. Any lawyer who stands up for a pedophile deserves any/everything he gets!

61mouse
61mouse

Why are the females allowed to get away with his shit

Grandmoi
Grandmoi

This is a disgrace...Judges and prosecutors need to be reminded that anyone of either sex who preys upon young people is a danger to the community and needs to be locked up....period.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Is she Catholic?

Oldvlc
Oldvlc

Judge Johnny Walker...has he been drinking his beverage?

Trefflek
Trefflek

Wow!! That’s not even a slap on the wrist. What a disgrace of a judge and prosecutor.

Yell2017
Yell2017

What is wrong with you people? If this was a man, he would have to register. She will do this again. She should not be allowed to teach period.