HPD has arrested Athletic Director at Terrebonne HS

Houma Police Department has arrested The Athletic Director of Terrebonne High School.

Joseph Clement, 59, the Athletic Director of Terrebonne High School has been arrested 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.

Weeks of investigation led to HPD obtaining a warrant for probable cause. Detectives with HPD received reports of Clement conducting inappropriate behavior with students under the age of 17 at the school where he has been a teacher for several years and, according to HPD, the behavior has been reportedly going on for some time.

Today, HPD detectives contacted the 32nd Judicial District Court and obtained the warrant for the above offenses with a bond of $153,000. Clement was contacted later and turned himself in, was arrested, and was transported to Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex to be booked and jailed to await bond or court.

The investigation is still ongoing as detectives look into possible allegations involving other faculty members.

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