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School employee arrested on sexual battery charges

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An investigation into alleged sexual battery charges has led to the arrest of a Caddo Parish School Board employee.

Just after 9:00 this morning, Shreveport Police Sex Crimes detectives were called to Fair Park High School relative to allegations that a female student had been inappropriately touched by a school employee while on the campus. Upon investigators arrival at the school, information was gathered that a male paraprofessional worker assigned to the school, had allegedly fondled and groped a 17 year old student at various times during the previous school day. It is believed the inappropriate behavior may have occurred over a period of time spanning a several weeks.

Detectives were able to gather evidence linking Bobby Jelks, 60, to the allegations. Jelks was detained on campus at the school and later arrested for his alleged involvement in the crime. Following his arrest, Jelks was transported to the Shreveport City Jail where he was booked on a single charge of Sexual Battery. The investigation into the matter remains underway.

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