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Teacher arrested for battery of special needs student

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 7:00pm

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a teacher today for allegedly battering a handicapped nine-year-old child.

Nerelyn Lava Soreta, 50, of Baton Rouge, has been charged with Simple Battery of the Infirm.

The mother of the child contacted deputies on November 1 in reference to a battery that allegedly occurred on October 30 at Jefferson Terrace Elementary School.

Deputies viewed a video of Soreta pushing the child’s face with her hand and striking her several times on the leg. Deputies also spoke with a witness of the incident.

Soreta turned herself in to detectives this afternoon. She will be booked into parish prison for the above listed charge.  


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