Tioga High teacher facing additional sex charges

ALEXANDRIA (AP) — A Rapides Parish high school teacher, who was arrested last month on charges of having a sexual relationship

with a student, now is facing nine additional charges.

The Town Talk reported 27-year-old Heather Michelle Cooksey was arrested Tuesday and later released

on a $35,000 bond.

Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say

Cooksey faces two counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, four

counts of prohibited

sexual conduct between an educator and a student, two counts of

sexual battery by fondling and one count of indecent behavior

with a juvenile.

Cooksey, an English teacher at Tioga High School, originally was arrested Dec. 19 on two counts of felony carnal knowledge

of a juvenile.

It was unclear whether Cooksey has an attorney.