Last Modified: Thursday, June 05, 2014 6:16 PM
OBERLIN — An Allen Parish schoolteacher was charged Thursday with several sex crimes after complaints of sexual contact between him and students were reported to the Sheriff’s Office.
Gregory Heath Mahaffey, 37, of Mittie faces two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile, attempted molestation of a juvenile, felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, oral sexual battery to a victim under age 15 and molestation of a juvenile.
The crimes began in August 2000 and continued to this April, according to Allen Parish Chief Deputy Ricky Johnson. They occurred while Mahaffey was a teacher at Elizabeth High School and Fairview High School.
The victims ranged in age from 13 to 16 and were students under Mahaffey’s direct supervision, Johnson said.
Mahaffey was booked into the Allen Parish Jail and is free on $100,000 bond, set by Judge Pro Tem Robert Brinkman in 33rd Judicial District Court.
Posted By: Paige Grimes On: 6/20/2014
Title: Show me the proof!
Wake up people! Young girls nowadays, that are not parented and not taught to act like young ladies and to keep themselves pure, are not innocent little princesses. Our sexually explicit society has created monsters!! For one, look at the way they dress and act these. Where is the parental supervision and guidance in our young girls these days???? They are viewing sexually explicit material through media such as the Internet, videos, and magazines and it has created sexually frustrated adolescents. I know for a FACT that you can be charged without evidence and just by their word only. It is not right and something has got to be done about this. I think the parents should be held accountable for allowing their adolescents to view sexually explicit material and I think the adolescents should be held accountable for acting out in this manner. I am NOT going to assume that just because he was arrested means he is GUILTY and a monster. Let's see the evidence, which will be proven in court, before we automatically accept this DRAMA!!
Posted By: yeah. On: 6/13/2014
Title: no proof
There is no proof that he commited the charges he was arrested for I know for a fact one of the girls that reported him for it has a bad home life and craves attention I think he is innocent he taught me this year and he is good man I don't think he would do this and he shouldn't had got aressted in the first place because you have no proof there is no cameras down our hall ways so that is the schools fault for not having them
Posted By: Jean M. On: 6/8/2014
Title: Allen Teacher Arrested
I think it is terrible how someone described a child who reported sexual abuse a Drama Queen. Where is the compassion for a sexually abused child? I am not trying to judge the teacher, but it seems to me that the unfortunate child who most likely suffered sexual abuse has been judged very harshly. If there was sexual abuse going on we should all be thankful that this student & the other students were all brave enough to report it so that other students won't be prayed on by a sex offender..
Posted By: Me On: 6/7/2014
Title: True !
It's all true. He has pulled the wool over people's eyes long enough. He deserves what he gets.
Posted By: Amanda Cole On: 6/7/2014
Did I misread this?? (Students) & (victims) are clearly referring to more than one juvenile. Started in 2000 at two different schools ending this year. Victims range from 13-16 years of age, so it must have been more then one ticked off drama queen to CHARGE him. I also read in another Article that there was an investigation so there must have been some type of prove to charge him with so many counts. This is just heart breaking for both the juveniles involved and the family members of the man being accused. My prayers are with all those effected.
Posted By: Holtz On: 6/6/2014
It's common knowledge in the Allen Parish School system that this man has been doing this for years... it was just swept under the rug.
Posted By: Paige Grimes On: 6/6/2014
Title: INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS FOR ONE MINUTE. All it takes for a man to be charged and arrested for this is for a PISSED OFF TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN, who wants attention, to SAY it happened. Where is the proof? Are there cameras in the school? This man is INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. WAIT TO HEAR THE PROOF BEFORE YOU JUDGE. The media has a field day with these stories and plasters their pic all over the news, while announcing the charges. This humiliates and ruins families’ lives way before his side of the story ever gets to come out, if there even is a story. I’m praying for you and your family Mr. Heath. This is where you find out who your true friends are. INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.
Posted By: Hannah Pena On: 6/5/2014
This man used to teach me science while I was in 8th grade. I'm so greatful that none of these things have happened to me. I used to look up to him now all I think is how wrong he is for all of these hanus crimes. I'm sorry for any of you out there that this has happened to!
Posted By: yoey On: 6/5/2014
14 years?! This monster has been doing this for 14 years???!!!