Benton Elementary teacher now faces rape charge, superintendent to make statement Saturday

Benton Elementary teacher now faces rape charge, superintendent to make statement Saturday
Aubrey Norcross, 47, arrested for video voyeurism.

BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - A Bossier Parish elementary school PE teacher now faces a charge of rape, according to parish officials.

Aubrey “Perry” Norcross, 47, is charged first-degree rape of a elementary school student, according to Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Friday’s charge accuses Norcross with sexually assaulting another elementary school student on the campus of Benton Elementary School.

“But I want to reassure parents of students at Benton Elementary School that this man is in jail and will not harm your children any longer,” said Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington in a news release. “We have one of the best school systems here in Bossier Parish, and I am thankful that the administrators, parents, and children who helped bring this case to our attention so we could properly and swiftly investigate."

Bossier Schools Superintendent Scott Smith will make a statement on the allegations at 2 p.m. on Saturday. KSLA News 12 will stream it live on the KSLA News 12 app and on Facebook.

Norcross is currently booked in the Bossier Maximum Security Facility.

His bond now totals $900,000 ($700,000 on the 1st degree rape charge and $200,000 on the charge of video voyeurism.)

“The realization of what is alleged to have occurred is repugnant to us at Bossier Schools and we are deeply saddened and angered," wrote Bossier Schools Superintendent Scott Smith in a statement. We will not let the charges brought against this individual tarnish the great work and quality learning that takes place every day in our schools. The school district has arranged for resources to be available to our children and parents that have concerns. Assistance is available by calling (318) 773-5146.”

Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives are continuing their investigation.

“We take these reports of sexual assault and misconduct very seriously,” said Sheriff Whittington. “And we encourage children to tell someone they trust, whether it’s their parents, grandparents, principal, or school resource officer about any inappropriate touching or interaction. Tell someone. And please report it by calling the Bossier Sheriff’s Office at 965-2203 or your local law enforcement agency so we can properly investigate these cases, get young people the help they need, and bring perpetrators to justice.”

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