Former Miss Kentucky, now a school teacher, accused of sending nude photographs of herself to 15-year-old boy
Ramsey Bearse, 28, was a teacher at Andrew Jackson school when the underage boy studied there from sixth to eighth grade
A former beauty queen turned teacher allegedly sent nude photographs of herself to a 15-year-old boy and is now facing up to 20 years in prison on related charges.
Ramsey Bearse was arrested and charged with distribution or display of obscene matter to minors after she allegedly sent the inappropriate images to a former student. At the time of her arrest, she was teaching at the Andrew Jackson Middle School outside Charleston, West Virginia, Independent reports.
Bearse allegedly sent the teenager at least four topless photos on Snapchat over a period of three months, according to the Kanawha County Sheriff's office. The 28-year-old was reported to authorities on Friday after the boy's parents discovered the photos on his phone and raised the alarm, according to local news station WSAZ.
It has now come to light that the Bearse was a teacher at Andrew Jackson when the underage boy studied there from sixth to eighth grade, per the criminal complaint. The former model admitted following her arrest that she sent the images to the boy between August and October, investigators said.
Bearse, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, was later released on a $10,000 property bond. She has since been suspended from her teaching position at Jackson Middle School. Kanawha County Schools said in a statement: “Mrs. Bearse is a teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School. We cannot comment on personnel matters, but we will follow all applicable policies and procedures. The safety and security of our students is our top priority.”
Bearse was named Miss Kentucky in 2014 under her maiden name Ramsey Carpenter, before getting married to coal magnate Charles 'Chas' Bearse in July 2016. She also made it to the top 12 while competing for the Miss America title in 2015 when she impressed pageant judges with her talent as a fiddler, as well as her advocacy for people who suffer from multiple sclerosis.