STM Teacher Arrested In Student Sex Case
27-year-old Joshua Krieg of Lafayette, a teacher at St. Thomas More, is behind bars for allegedly having sex with a student.
The charge against Krieg is carnal knowledge of a juvenile. The parents of the victim complained to Lafayette Police, who are not releasing the juvenile's age or whether or not the student attends school at STM or another school.
The following statement was sent to our news partners at KATC by Richard Green with the Diocese of Lafayette on behalf of STM:
"St. Thomas More Catholic High School is aware that on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 the Lafayette City Police arrested Mr. Joshua Krieg for questioning involving misconduct with a juvenile. The arrest of Mr. Krieg is not connected in any way to his employment at STM. Mr. Krieg was hired only seven days ago as a temporary teacher replacing a teacher on maternity leave. Appropriate background checks were conducted. Mr. Krieg has been placed on administrative leave pending the conclusion of the investigation. We are, of course, cooperating with the law enforcement investigation. We have no further information at this time."