Gretna school baseball coach gets probation for grabbing student’s rear, explicit remarks | Crime/Police | #teacher | #children | #kids

A Gretna high school teacher and baseball coach has been sentenced to probation for grabbing a student’s buttocks and making sexually explicit comments to her.

Kim Minor, 62, pleaded guilty Monday to malfeasance, for unlawfully performing his duties as a public school teacher, and to contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Judge Frank Brindisi of Louisiana’s 24th Judicial District Court placed him on three years’ probation.

Police say a teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School in Gretna who was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of grabbing a 17-year-old female …

Neither the Jefferson Parish district attorney’s office nor Minor’s attorney immediately responded to requests for comment Saturday. Attempts to contact Minor were unsuccessful.

Police began scrutinizing Minor at the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year, when officers noticed social media chatter among current and former Thomas Jefferson High students about his sexually charged comments to girls on the campus. In one instance, police said, the coach and social studies teacher reportedly said he needed a certain person to be on his plate for him to want to eat his meal at a school dinner.

Investigators ultimately established Minor had directed illicit attention to one student in particular, telling her she was sexy and giving her sensual, unsolicited hugs when she was 16 years old. When she turned 17, the age of consent in Louisiana, Minor allegedly asked to kiss the student and once grabbed her rear as she walked out of the door, telling her that her “butt looks good,” Police Chief Arthur Lawson has said.

For years, Thomas Jefferson High School baseball coach and social studies teacher Kim Minor, 60, made indecent comments to female students, co…

Investigators initially booked Minor in October 2018 with a prohibited sexual contact between an educator and a student, a misdemeanor punishable by as long as six months in prison as well as sex-offender registration. 

But in December 2018, prosecutors charged him with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, which can also carry six months in prison. On Sept. 10, prosecutors added a charge of malfeasance, which has a maximum prison time of five years.

Minor pleaded guilty to both counts four days later, records show. He could face prison time if he fails to complete his probation.

A lawsuit for damages that the girl’s parents filed against Minor and the School Board is pending in District Court.

Parents of a Thomas Jefferson High student are suing the Gretna school’s suspended baseball coach and the Jefferson Parish School Board, alleg…

The public school system suspended Minor without pay after his arrest almost two years ago. A school system spokesperson didn’t immediately respond Saturday to a message seeking clarity on whether Minor was still suspended or had been dismissed. State education records showed Minor’s 1997 teaching certificate remained valid.

Minor has been a public school teacher in Jefferson Parish since August 2005. He spent a year at John Ehret High School in Marrero and moved to Thomas Jefferson in August 2006.

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