A married PE teacher in the United States has been arrested and faces charges of having sex with male students.
Port Barre Police Department Chief Deon Boudreaux said 45-year-old Nicole Aymond was arrested today on three counts of prohibited sexual conduct.
Police launched an investigation last week after receiving a call from a concerned parent at Port Barre High School, Louisiana, where Aymond is also the girls' basketball coach.
Boudreaux told KLFY that for several years his department had received reports of teachers having sex with students from the school, but this was the first time someone provided any evidence.
He said that after speaking to two male students, officers found nude photos of Aymond on their phones.
After Aymond was arrested, she admitted to officers that she had sex with two pupils when police showed that they had the nude photographs.
"She told them she had a sexual relationship with two of the young men and a third young man, not a sexual relationship, she did kiss on him and things like that,' Boudreaux told KADN.
He added that Aymond had not broken the law in regards that all three pupils are 17, which is the age of consent in Louisiana, or older.
"But there's another law that prohibits school teachers, educators from getting into a sexual relationship with a student at a school their employed too. Under the age of 21," said Boudreaux.
Aymond is charged with three counts of prohibited sexual conduct as an educator to a student. Her bail was set at $7500.
St. Landry Parish School Board Superintendent Patrick Jenkins said the priority was the welfare of the students.
"We are aware of and investigating the recent allegations involving an employee from Port Barre High School," he said.
"We want to assure the school community that we take reports of this nature very seriously and will do everything in our power to protect the health, safety and welfare of all students.
"Due to student privacy laws we will not provide details regarding the students involved.
"There will be no further comment on the ongoing personnel investigation."
Boudreaux added that officers were investigating a report of another student having sex with another teacher at the same school, but added there was no evidence at this stage.