By Rachel Sharp For Dailymail. A female middle school teacher allegedly had sex eight or nine times with a year-old student at her home, while her own child was also present in the house. Ellarea Silva, a year-old science teacher at Northwestern Middle School in Zachary, Louisiana, turned herself in to police on Thursday following allegations she had sex with the boy on multiple occasions last summer, authorities said.
The illegal fling began when Silva emailed the teen using both their school email addresses, an arrest report stated. The communication quickly switched to their personal emails 'so the school could not track' it, the report said. Ellarea Silva, a year-old science teacher at Northwestern Middle School in Zachary, Louisiana, pictured turned herself in to police on Thursday following allegations she had sex with the boy on multiple occasions last summer, authorities said. Northwestern Middle School in Zachary: Silva first contacted the boys using their school emails before switching to personal emails to avoid detection, police said.
Silva then allegedly sent the boy nude photos and videos of herself, intentionally keeping her face hidden so she couldn't be identified. The relationship turned physical when the teacher then told the teen she wanted to have sex with him, authorities said. The boy alleges Silva would pick him up from his home and drive him to her house where they would have sex. Silva is also accused of giving the boy a vape that may have contained THC, the chemical compound in marijuana, police said. As the fling continued, the teen told Silva he wanted to make their relationship public and the teacher pleaded with him to stay quiet 'due to how his disclosure would affect her career and her family,' the arrest report said.
Zachary Councilman for District 5 Lael Montgomery slammed police for keeping quiet about the case in a Facebook post Wednesday above , after the school principal reportedly sent him an email saying a student had 'lost their innocence'. Zachary Schools Superintendent Scott Devillier above released a statement defending the school's actions and insisting 'no one is covering anything up'.
Silva was placed on leave from the school on January 24, the day authorities allegedly learned of the allegations. However school officials and police did not disclose the nature of the investigation to the public. On Wednesday, Zachary Councilman for District 5 Lael Montgomery slammed police for keeping quiet about the case, after the school principal reportedly sent him an email saying a student had 'lost their innocence'.
Silva turned herself in to cops on Thursday, the day after the allegations were made public online. Zachary Schools Superintendent Scott Devillier released a statement defending the school's actions and insisting 'no one is covering anything up'. Immediately, when it was brought to our attention, we reported it to law enforcement and placed the employee on administrative leave,' he said.
We are following the law; and I am unable to comment beyond this information. The Zachary Police Department confirmed that they became aware of the allegation 'regarding the sexual abuse of a minor' on January 24 and launched a joint investigation with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. The Zachary Police Department above confirmed that they became aware of the allegation 'regarding the sexual abuse of a minor' on January 24 and launched a joint investigation with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.
Police are now asking parents of other students who may have had contact with Silva to report any concerns to authorities. She is facing several charges including indecent behavior with a juvenile, felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and oral sexual battery.
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