Skip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.

Former Lafayette and Vermilion Parish teacher indicted on federal charges

  • Updated
  • 0
jacob de la paz

Fired STM teacher Jacob de la Paz is seen in a screen grab from a sexually-explicit video message he allegedly sent to a school girl.

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Former Lafayette and Vermilion Parish educator Jacob De La Paz has been formally indicted on federal charge of attempted production of child pornography. 

Jacob De La Paz indictment

Jacob De La Paz indictment

According to the indictment, which was filed in federal court in Lafayette on May 17th, De La Paz did attempt to persuade, entice and coerce a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct. 

The indictment also states he did this knowing that depiction would "be transported or transmitted using any means or facility of interstate commerce."

Prior to his arrest, De La Paz was a teacher at St. Thomas More High School in Lafayette. He has since been fired. 

He is still in federal custody after being denied bond during a May 4th bond hearing. 

Recommended for you