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Feb 6, 2013 9:15 AM by AP

Teacher facing sex charges resigns

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Tioga High School teacher facing 13 sex crime charges has resigned from the Rapides Parish School District.

27-year-old Heather Michelle Cooksey, an English teacher, was arrested on Dec. 19 on charges that she allegedly had a sexual relationship with a student. She was arrested again on Jan. 22 on nine additional charges.

Cooksey is free on a $35,000 bond.

She faces four counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, two counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, four counts of prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student, two counts of sexual battery by fondling and one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

Cooksey's resignation was accepted Tuesday during a Rapides Parish School Board meeting.

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Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, http://www.thetowntalk.com

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