Port City Christian teacher accused of raping mentally challenged teen

SHREVEPORT (AP) — Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says a 33-year-old teacher at Port City Christian Academy is accused of

raping and sexually assaulting a mentally challenged 17-year-old student.

He says Jeremy A. Pierce, of Keithville, was

arrested Wednesday at the school at Westview Christian Church and

booked on charges

of aggravated rape, sexual battery, and prohibited sexual conduct

between educator and student. His bond is $750,000. It was

not immediately known whether Pierce has an attorney.

Detective James Moore, of Youth Services Division, says Pierce allegedly touched the girl inappropriately many times on the

grounds of the school. He says Pierce allegedly used text messages to call her out of class.