Zachary Middle School Teacher Faces Sexual Abuse Charges

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The East Baton Rouge area middle school teacher accused of sexual abuse is in custody after surrendering herself to police yesterday.

According to reports, Ellarea Silva was booked yesterday on multiple counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, indecent behavior with a juvenile, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

Silva is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old former student in 2019 and was placed on leave from Northwestern Middle School last month.

Silva's bond was set at $225,000 and prosecutors say more charges may be pending.

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