Administrator told student he was ‘just playing’ during alleged sexual misconduct, warrant says
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department said they arrested a teacher on Friday, June 16, for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student at a Baton Rouge area school.
The arrest comes amid a number of WAFB I-TEAM reports detailing other allegations reported against that same teacher.
According to BRPD, Corey Nash, 48, is charged with indecent behavior with juveniles, computer aided solicitation of a minor, and prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and student.
Police said the victim reported the incident to authorities on Wednesday, May 24, and detectives said they learned the victim was sexually assaulted between the years of 2009 and 2011.
Arrest documents reveal disturbing details of the alleged abuse that ultimately landed Nash in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
The arrest warrant states that the victim alleges she entered Second Chance Academy in the 9th grade while she was 14 years old.
Sgt. L’Jean McKneely, spokesman for the Baton Rouge Police Department, says they feel good about their case against Nash based on the evidence they’ve collected over the past several weeks.
“We know that he is indeed a predator. There is some history that he has involved himself with minor juvenile females,” McKneely said.
In an interview, that woman told police that Nash would slap her on her butt as she walked by him at the school and then would say that he was “just playing”.
That woman also told police Nash would bargain with her to touch her and that he would buy her food and other gifts in order to get her to expose private parts of her body.
The woman also alleges the behavior escalated to the point where Nash and her would engage in oral sex and eventually the pair had intercourse.
The woman claims the behavior continued until she was 16 years old and a senior at the school.
The woman alleges all of the sexual encounters between her and Nash happened on school property during and after hours.
“He coerced her. He made her feel comfortable as a child. Her idea at that particular time is totally different when you become an adult. She realized that she was victimized and that the actions that he had partaken in or they had partaken in wasn’t right and her efforts is an attempt to stop other young ladies from becoming potential victims,” McKneely added.
The WAFB I-Team previously reported on allegations against Nash. A teen girl accused him of sending hundreds of dollars to her and coercing her to send explicit photographs.
The teen’s mother said she discovered text messages, including explicit photographs, on her daughter’s cell phone.
In a separate case, a local pastor reported Nash to police after a 15-year-old girl claims Nash sent her inappropriate messages, including one where he allegedly told the girl to “call me daddy.”
Nash was also arrested in 1996 for forcible rape of a 12-year-old girl. According to court records, those charges were later downgraded to a lesser charge.
- I-TEAM: Paying a student for sexual photos? Administrator calls it a joke taken too far
- I-TEAM: Separate complaint alleges private school administrator sent inappropriate messages to another student
The investigation into Nash is ongoing and McKneely encourages anyone who may have additional information or allegations against Nash to come forward, regardless of when it may have happened.
“The amount of time in the past that this happened doesn’t matter. If there are any other victims that are out there, please come forward,” said McKneely. “Don’t feel afraid because he is now in police custody and we have enough information to proceed with our case in hopes that he will be prosecuted.”
Anyone with information that can help police in the case is urged to contact the Baton Rouge Police Department at (225) 389-2000 or the Capital Region Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Click here to report a typo.
Copyright 2023 WAFB. All rights reserved.