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Former charter teacher indicted on rape charge in Beauregard

Deidre R. Smith | Photo Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center
Deidre R. Smith | Photo Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center(KALB)
Published: Jan. 16, 2020 at 3:52 PM CST
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A former teacher at a charter school in Lake Charles has been indicted on a rape charge in Beauregard Parish.

Deidre R. Smith, 35, is accused of raping a 10-year-old boy. Smith was a teacher at Lake Charles Charter Academy.

A grand jury returned a charge of first-degree rape against her.

Smith, 35, is currently jailed in Calcasieu Parish, where she faces charges of first-degree rape, indecent behavior with juveniles, oral sexual battery and sexual battery.

Authorities say the charges in Beauregard and Calcasieu revolve around the same victim.

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