A former Fontainebleau High School teacher and coach has been arrested for having sexual relations with one of his students. Capt. Daniel Seuzeneau with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office says 37-year-old William Leto made contact with the student through social media and then began grooming her to trust him.
He says the victim confirmed she and Leto had sexual contact multiple times.
“So far at this stage of the investigation, Leto is charged with four counts of molestation of a juvenile by an educator and one count of computer aided solicitation of a juvenile.”
Seuzeneau says right now there is only one victim that police are aware of.
“There is always a possibility that there’s more, that he’s done this before so we are asking any other victims or people with information that might know of additional victims to come forward.”
Seuzeneau says the victim was not on the basketball team, where Leto was an assistant coach but she was in one of his classes at Fontainebleau. He says they will not tolerate this kind of behavior and Leto will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
“It’s bad enough when someone takes advantage of a child and it’s even worse when it’s somebody in a position of trust and in this case a teacher.”