Douglas Baney

A Thibodaux man arrested yesterday for rape was a long-time math instructor at Nicholls State University - the second arrest for a former instructor at the school in around a one-month span.

Yesterday, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of Douglas Baney, 59, on three counts of First Degree Rape and three counts of Aggravated Crimes Against Nature. Baney was also arrested for two counts of domestic abuse battery.

Baney was a long-time math instructor at Nicholls. Baney was removed from the Nicholls website recently, but his time with the school dated back more than a decade.

Baney's arrest marks the second arrest of a faculty member in the span of about a month.

In mid-May, a former science instructor, Brendan Doyle, 29, was arrested and accused of allegedly making a meth lab under a Thibodaux bridge.

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