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Courtesy of Zachary Police Department
Courtesy of Zachary Police Department

In what has become all too common, we learn of another Louisiana teacher who's been arrested by Zachary Police after allegations surfaced regarding her having sex with a student.

On 01/24/2020, the Zachary Police Department became aware of an allegation regarding the sexual abuse of a minor. An extensive joint investigation conducted by The Zachary Police Department and The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office followed. At the conclusion of this investigation, a warrant was drafted for the arrest of Northwestern Middle School teacher, Ella Silva. Probable cause was found and on 02/06/2020 Silva was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for violating LA R.S. 14:81 Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile,14:80 Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile, and 14:43.3 Oral Sexual Battery.

Upon further investigation we learned the following from the Louisiana Radio Network.

A science teacher at Northwestern Middle School in Zachary is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.  34-year-old Ellarea Silva is currently on leave after her arrest on Thursday.  Zachary Police Chief David McDavid says the relationship appeared to be a summer fling.

“From everything we saw, none of these incidents happened at the school.  A lot of the incidences happened during the summertime but were not at the school.  I won’t go into the case further because we are not going to try this case in the media,” said McDavid.

Investigators are combing through the evidence on the student’s cell phone.

And here's another punch in the gut.  We learned this from

According to her arrest warrant from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Silva had sex with a male student, then 15 years old, on multiple occasions last summer at her home in Baton Rouge and while her own child was in the residence.

So, we're talking about a woman in her 30's teaching at a MIDDLE SCHOOL, accused of acts like this.  And how's a 15 year old still in middle school?  And her own child was "in the residence?"

We'll keep you posted as we get more information and hopefully we'll get answers to some of the questions above.

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