RED RIVER PARISH, La. (KSLA) - A man is accused of the molestation of a juvenile over the span of years while at a Northwest Louisiana private school.
Steven Pierce Weir, 62, of Coushatta is charged with 25 counts of molestation of a juvenile and 60 counts of prohibited sexual contact between an educator and a student. Weir is also charged with one count each of extortion, computer-aided solicitation of a minor and cyberstalking.
Weir is a former Kentucky high school basketball coach as well. He was the head coach at Sayre until 1999. Weir left and took a job with a private school in Louisiana.
Earlier in July, the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigations Division was contacted regarding the alleged molestation of a juvenile by an educator dating back to the summer of 2006. The alleged molestation continued beyond the victim’s high school graduation in 2012, according to RRPSO.
The victim was a student at Riverdale Academy in Red River Parish where Weir was a basketball coach and teacher.
Weir was fired from his position on Thursday.
Forensic evidence was collected by detectives supporting the allegations. A warrant was issued for Weir’s arrest. He was taken into custody in Lexington, Kentucky while visiting relatives. He was taken into custody without incident.
Weir remains in custody. No bond has been assigned.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending. Anyone with information concerning this specific investigation and/or any other incidents of abuse or inappropriate actions involving Weir, please contact the RRPSO Criminal Investigations Division at (318) 932-6701.