School lunch lady charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile and contributing to delinquency

Chauvin, Louisiana: A now former cafeteria worker at Lacache Middle School was arrested on Friday, April 30 after a parent reported concerns to law enforcement about events that she had hosted at her home for boys between the ages of 13 and 16 years old.


38-year-old Dawn Marie Baye was charged with eight counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and ten counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, and was booked into the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex. Her bond was set at $50,000 and she no longer appears in their inmate search.


The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office issued a statement announcing the arrest on May 4 and asked that anyone with information about the investigation contact their detectives at (985) 876-2500.


The investigation was launched after a "concerned parent" spoke with the TPSO and reported that "multiple juveniles had gone to an adult female's house on several occasions where they consumed alcoholic beverages and watched pornography." The allegation also stated that there were "sexual encounters."


Investigators learned that Baye hosted sleep overs at her residence with children she met through her employment at the school. The statement from TPSO indicated that the accounts of those that they spoke with, in addition to information found on social media was "very consistent."


Following her arrest, Terrebonne Parish School District Superintendent Philip Martin confirmed that Baye was no longer an employee when speaking with Houma Today.


"She was a cafeteria worker," Martin said, "and 'was' is the appropriate term because she's no longer employed. When people make bad decisions, there are usually bad consequences that go along with them."