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Ferriday alderman arrested for inappropriate behavior with parish student

VIDALIA — A Ferriday Alderman and teacher’s aid at a Concordia Parish School was arrested Tuesday following a complaint of inappropriate sexual behavior with a student, according to Louisiana State Police.

Andre Keys, 28, was booked at the Concordia Parish Detention Center on Tuesday for one count of third-degree rape and two counts of sexual battery, Louisiana State Police said.

In early February the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations Special Victims Unit was contacted by the Concordia Parish Sherriff’s Office to investigate a complaint they had received from a local high school, police said.

The complaint involved inappropriate sexual behavior between a teacher’s aide, identified as Keys, and a student.

After further investigation by LSP, Keys was arrested Tuesday for one count of third-degree rape and two counts of sexual battery and was booked into the Concordia Parish Detention Center.

“The Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted LSP SVU with the investigation, and the Concordia Parish School Board has been cooperative with all investigative requests,” a news release from LSP states. “This investigation remains active and ongoing. There is no further information available at this time.”

Keys is currently a member of the Town of Ferriday Board of Aldermen seeking re-election and was placed on administrative leave by the Concordia Parish School District Board of Directors in February immediately following a complaint of sexual misconduct, school officials said.

“We did have an employee accused back in February of inappropriate behavior with a student. The authorities were told immediately and the employee was placed on administrative leave immediately,” said Concordia Parish School District Superintendent Whest Shirley. “Since it is a personnel matter and a student was involved, we can’t make any further comments at this time.”