Detectives arrest teacher for allegedly raping one of his students

Local teacher arrested for alleged rape of student

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities said a teacher accused of raping one of his students was arrested Thursday.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported Robert Lewis, 30, of Baton Rouge, faces charges of forcible rape and prohibited sexual conduct between educator and student. His bond was set at $100,000.

Lewis is the band director at Scotlandville Magnet High School.

According to affidavits, Lewis went to a school function with one of his 17-year-old students on Nov. 7, 2014. The reports stated Lewis allegedly made sexual advances toward the student while giving her a ride home.

Officials said the student told them she rejected those advances. Detectives added the victim later started texting Lewis.

Authorities said Lewis allegedly went to the victim's home when her parents were out of town on Nov. 29, 2014. They added he allegedly initiated sex and continued after the girl told him to stop.

Investigators reported Lewis allegedly went to the girl's home when her parents were away on Dec. 5, 2014. They added the girl told them the two had consensual sex on that occasion.

Keith Bromery, spokesman for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, said Lewis has been on administrative leave since mid-December 2014.

He added the district has no additional comment on the matter.

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