Last Modified: Sunday, September 16, 2012 6:56 PM
DERIDDER — Heather Daughdrill pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and was sentenced to serve one year in prison.
Daughdrill, 29, of Westlake, was sentenced to a five-year prison term, but four years were suspended, said David Burton, Beauregard Parish district attorney.
Law enforcement officials said Daughdrill had sexual contact with a 13-year-old boy from June 2011 to October 2011. She knew the boy from a summer Bible camp at which she was teaching.
They said she picked him up from school without his parents’ knowledge and exchanged explicit text messages with him.
Daughdrill was to go to trial in Beauregard Parish on Monday.
She still faces charges in Calcasieu Parish, where her trial is set for Nov. 26.
Calcasieu Parish prosecutors charged Daughdrill with carnal knowledge of a juvenile, sexual battery, second-degree kidnapping, contributing to a juvenile’s delinquency and indecent behavior with a juvenile.
After her release from prison, Daughdrill will remain on probation for five years and must register as a sex offender for 15 years, Burton said.
She is not to have contact with the victim or his family and must not associate with anyone under 17 years old, Burton said.
The sentence “mirrors” similar cases in Beauregard, Burton said.
He said the victim’s family agreed to the plea deal.