BATON ROUGE, LA (KETK) — East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a teacher, Tuesday, for allegedly battering a handicapped nine-year-old child.
Nerelyn Lava Soreta, 50, of Baton Rouge, has been charged with Simple Battery of the Infirm.
The mother of the child contacted deputies on November 1, in reference to a battery that allegedly occurred on October 30, at Jefferson Terrace Elementary School.
Deputies viewed a video of Soreta pushing the child’s face with her hand and striking her several times on the leg. Deputies also spoke with a witness of the incident.
Soreta turned herself in to detectives this afternoon. She will be booked into parish prison for the above listed charge.