A married woman, teacher and former beauty pageant winner has bagged a two-year prison term for sending naked photos of herself to her 15-year-old student.
Ramsey BethAnn Bearse, who was crowned Miss Kentucky in 2014 pleaded guilty to one count of possessing material depicting minors in sexually explicit conduct in December 2019 after claiming they were meant for her husband.
She was arrested in December 2018 after the boy’s parent found the photos of Bearse on his phone and was sentenced on Tuesday after she admitted sharing her nude photos via Snapchat with the boy between August and October 2018.
According to Kanawha Assistant Prosecutor Meshell Jarrett, the 29-year-old teacher was also sentenced to an additional 10 years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender for life.
Bearse said on Tuesday that she accepted ‘full responsibility’ for her actions. This act has also cost her her job as a teacher.