Allen teacher arrested on sex charges

By Special to the American Press

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.