Parents shocked as elementary school teacher is accused of raping multiple children and videotaping them
Aubrey 'Perry' Norcross was reportedly arrested by officers on charges of video voyeurism and rape on Friday
An elementary school teacher in Louisiana was arrested on Wednesday after being accused of raping children and videotaping the horrific act. The Benton Elementary School physical education teacher Aubrey “Perry” Norcross was reportedly arrested by officers on charges of video voyeurism and rape on Friday.
According to Shreveport Times, the two charges laid against the teacher involve different children. Following Norcross' arrest, the Bossier Parish School system hired a team of outside counselors to help the affected children, their parents, other students, and staff.
The organization also held a press conference where the Bossier School's Superintendent Scott Smith and Grady Bray, a psychologist with the Little Rock and Arkansas-based firm Disaster Management International, discussed the district's endeavors to provide resources to the affected families, according to reports. Bray said that multiple families have met with his team since the announcement and that the team of outside counselors consist of six professionals, but the number could increase as needed.
The Bossier Parish elementary school physical education teacher who was arrested earlier this week on a video voyeurism charge with a student now faces a charge of rape of an another elementary school student. #BossierNews https://t.co/JqT94XuzR8— Bossier Now (@BossierNow) October 19, 2018
The psychologist, during the conference, also offered advice on how to talk with their children about the allegations against the accused teacher. "You have to be very careful about how you talk to your children," he said.
"You start on the foundation that you have already built... Don't be afraid to talk to your children. Children are very resilient. We need to give them credit for what they can do," Bray added, according to the news outlet.
The Superintendent urged parents, teachers and other staff to speak with a trained professional and arrange appointment regarding the allegations against Norcross.
"The Gingerbread House personnel, the sheriff's office and our support teams will be there to answer your questions and help all of us work through this very difficult time," he said.
Norcross is currently being held at the Bossier Maximum Security Facility on a $900,000 bail on charges of child rape and video voyeurism. Reports state that he is on an administrative leave and it's unclear whether he has an attorney at the moment.
One of Norcross' child accusers' attorney on Saturday said that the PE teacher recorded videos of children with his cell phone for a "lewd and lascivious purpose".