TERREBONNE PARISH, La. -- A South Terrebonne High School teacher was arrested and jailed for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student, according to Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois.
"Information was received late last weekend that indicated that a 17 year-old female was engaged in a sexual relationship with one of her teachers. TPSO detectives investigated the complaint and revealed that the 17 year-old female, whose name is being withheld due to the nature of the crime, had engaged in a relationship with the teacher during the 2011-2012 school year," said a statement from Bourgeois.
The teacher, Matthew Dardar, 27, of Montegut, admitted to the relationship with the female student to authorities, according to the sheriff's office.
The student was a senior when the relationship began, though it ended recently, according to the sheriff's office.
"Dardar was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of prohibited sexual conduct between educator and student. He was jailed at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex," said Bourgeois.