Former Vernon teacher guilty of sexual conduct with student

Published 12:19 pm Wednesday, August 9, 2023

A former Vernon Parish teacher pleaded guilty last week for sexual conduct with a student.

On Aug. 1, Brittany Green appeared before 30th Judicial District Court Judge Scott C. Westerchil to enter her guilty plea to three counts of prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student.

She was subsequently sentenced to six months in the Vernon Parish Jail, to be served day for day, according to District Attorney Terry Lambright.

In addition, Green was required to surrender her teaching certificate and refrain from holding any supervisory positions involving children other than her own.

The conviction requires Green to register as a sex offender for 15 years in compliance with the Louisiana sex offender law.

Lambright said that the plea agreement was the result of multiple meetings and conversations with the victims and their families.

“The victims appeared in court and affirmed that they were in agreement with the resolution of this case,” Lambright said. “I appreciate their willingness to see this process through. These types of cases are very difficult and re-victimizing victims is something that we never want to do.”

Lambright said the case has left “a trail of pain” for all involved, and that he is hoping the conviction can lead to healing.

The case was prosecuted by First Assistant District Attorney Cynthia Lavespere.