A former beauty pageant winner who has recently been working as a middle school teacher has been accused of sending illicit photographs of herself to one of the boys who used to be in her class.
Ramsey Carpenter Bearse won the title of Miss Kentucky in the Miss America state pageant in 2014.
The now 28-year-old Bearse has more recently been employed as an instructor at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Cross Lanes, West Virginia.
On December 6, the mother of one of Bearse’s former students contacted the authorities with a complaint that she had discovered topless pictures on her 15-year-old son’s cell phone and she believed that Bearse was the woman depicted in the photographs.
The following day, police located Bearse to talk with her regarding the accusations. They reported that she allegedly told them she had distributed four pictures of her exposed breasts through Snapchat. The purported activities were said to have taken place during a two to three month period from August to October.
The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office distributed a message on social media announcing that Bearse had been taken into custody for the allegations. She is facing charges for four felony counts of distributing obscene materials to a minor.
After submitting a $10,000 property bond, which consists of bringing the court the proper documentation for ownership of a piece of real estate worth at least the bond total, Bearse was released from custody. It was additionally reported that she has been suspended from teaching.
If she is convicted as charged for the allegations Bearse could be sentenced to a five-year prison term and a $25,000 fine.
If you or someone you love is suspected of distributing obscene materials to a minor, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.