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Athletic Director Of Terrebonne High School Arrested For Inappropriate Behavior With Multiple Female Students

The Houma Police Department would like to announce the arrest of Joseph Clement 59 yrs. old of Parkway Circle, Athletic Director of Terrebonne High School for charges relative to Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile, Sexual Battery, Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile and two counts of Prohibited Sexual Conduct Between Educator and Student.
After further investigation over the past couple of weeks into the alleged inappropriate behavior between students and teachers at Terrebonne High School, the Houma Police Department developed probable cause to obtain a warrant on Joseph Clement for the charges of Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile, Sexual Battery, Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile and two counts of Prohibited Sexual Conduct Between Educator and Student.

It was reported to HPD detectives that Joseph Clement conducted inappropriate behavior with multiple female students under the age of 17yrs old at Terrebonne High School. Joseph Clement has been a teacher at Terrebonne High School for several years and this behavior has been reportedly going on for quite some time.


On this day, Houma Police detectives contacted the 32nd Judicial District Court and obtained a warrant on Clement for Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile, Sexual Battery, Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile and two counts of Prohibited Sexual Conduct Between Educator and Student with a bond of $153,000. Joseph Clement was contacted and he later turned himself in at the police department and subsequently arrested on the aforementioned charges. He was transported to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex to be booked and jailed to await bond or court.


The investigation at Terrebonne High School is ongoing, as detectives look into other allegations of inappropriate behavior possibly involving other faculty members. The Houma Police Department will be working closely with the Superintendent of Terrebonne Parish Schools as we collectively unravel what transpired.


Anyone with information is encouraged to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.

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