He turned himself in to Grant Parish authorities Wednesday.
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office said a complaint was filed by a 17-year-old Pineville High student and her parents and authorities determined the alleged sexual acts occurred in grant Parish.
Rodriguez, an assistant baseball coach and teacher in his first year at Pineville High, is charged under a statute that prohibits s a teacher having sex with a student between the ages of 17 and 21 who is at least five years younger than the teacher.
“Our own investigation revealed some other things besides the criminal charge, and there will be a recommendation to terminate him on the December agenda,” Rapides School Supt. Gary Jones told the Alexandria Town Talk.
Rodriguez, suspended Tuesday, is in his first year as an assistant baseball coach at Pineville after serving five years as the head coach at Pine Prairie High School.
As a student-athelete there, he was a two-time all-stater who led the school to its first baseball title in 2001 as a junior, taking the Panthers to a Class B championship. He played college baseball at Louisiana College in Pineville.