Who is Ashlyn Bell? Texas teacher's aide accused of having sex with three teen students and getting pregnant
Bell’s alleged sexual relationships with teenage students came to light after a teacher overheard a group of boys talking about one of them having possibly gotten her pregnant
TEXARKANA, TEXAS: A high school teacher's aide from Texas, Ashlyn Faye Bell, who was previously charged for allegedly having sex with three teenagers, while she served at the school between August 2019 and May 2020, was indicted on Friday, October 9. Bell has been charged on two counts of improper relationship between educator and student and one count of sexual assault of a child, according to The Sun.
She was arrested on June 24, when one of the students that she allegedly slept with ratted her out. The 24-year-old was working at the library at the Texas High School in Texarkana. Even though the age of contest in Texas in 17, it’s apparently illegal for an educator to indulge in sexual conduct of any sort with a student of any age unless they are married.
Bell’s alleged sexual relationships with teenage students came to light after a teacher overheard a group of boys talking about one of them having possibly gotten her pregnant. On being confronted by school officials, one of the students claimed to have allegedly had sex with Bell. She reportedly assured him that he wasnt' the "daddy" of her child and also revealed that more students had engaged in sexual intercourse with the librarian.
One of the teenage students, aged 17, said that he first interacted with Bell at the school library and soon began exchanging texts on Snapchat. He further revealed that she alleged arranged to meet him around Thanksgiving and drove him to her residence in New Boston where they had sex. He told the cops that she arranged to meet him at a truck stop.
He also noted that her child was in the back seat of the car when she came to pick him before heading to her house in New Boston and put the child to bed before they went to her bedroom. Another 17-year-old student alleged that he had sex with Bell in her New Boston house after she became his tutor.
Meanwhile, a third student, aged 16, reportedly told police that he has sex with Bell in the same house on November 22, 2019, following the finals of the Texas High football game. The boy claimed that Bell also dropped him back to his home around 5.15 am after their sexual intercourse and even met up with him the following weekend.
This was followed by Bell's arrest on June 24 on charges of a second-degree felony that came with imprisonment of up to 20 years. However, she was later released on $150,000 bonds. Even though Bell has apparently claimed that she is pregnant, reports suggest that it is unclear. According to latest reports, she may be facing up to 60 years sentence if she’s charged for having sex with three teenage students. The case is due back in court later this year, reported The Sun.
A similar incident had occurred in July when a former Miss Kentucky and school teacher was charged after admitting to exchanging explicit pictures with a teenage student while she worked at a school in West Virginia. Ramsey BethAnn Bearse, 29, was sentenced to two years in prison at the Kanawha County Circuit Court.