Married ex-Miss Kentucky turned middle school science teacher, 28, is charged with sending ‘obscene’ naked photos to her 15-year-old student after the boy’s mom found the pictures on his phone
- Former Miss Kentucky Ramsey Bearse, 28, was arrested on Friday
- She is an eighth grade science teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Cross Lanes, West Virginia
- She was charged with four felony counts of distributing or displaying obscene matter to a 15-year-old former student
- The boy’s parents found her photos on his phone, alerted cops on Wednesday
- Authorities say Bearse confessed to sending pictures of her breasts on Snapchat
- The pictures were sent from August 2018 to October 2018
- Bearse won the Miss Kentucky crown in 2014 under her maiden name Carpenter
- She married coal magnate Charles ‘Chas’ Bearse in July 2016
- She faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted
A former Miss Kentucky has been charged with sending nude pictures to a 15-year-old boy.
Married beauty queen Ramsey Bearse, 28, was arrested on Friday and charged with four felony counts of distributing or displaying obscene matter to a minor.
Bearse is now an eighth grade teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Cross Lanes in West Virginia and was arrested after her nude pictures were found on a 15-year-old former student’s phone.
The lewd pictures were discovered by the student’s mother and flagged to authorities on Wednesday December 5. His parents say Bearse was the boy’s teacher while he attended the school from sixth to eighth grade.
Former Miss Kentucky Ramsey Bearse, 28, was arrested on Friday for sending nude photos to a 15-year-old boy. She is a middle school teacher in West Virginia and sent the lewd photos to a former student. Pictured left in 2014 after she won the Miss Kentucky crown
Bearse looked stern as she was arraigned in court earlier this week. Officials say she confessed to sending photos of her naked breasts to the teenager from August 2018 to October 2018
She was charged with four felony counts of distributing or displaying obscene matter to a 15-year-old former student. If convicted she could face up to 20 years in prison and $100,000 in fines. Pictured above in Atlantic City after winning the Miss Kentucky crown
Officers arrested Bearse and say she admitted to sending the photos via Snapchat, according to WDRB.
Officials say she confessed to sending photos of her naked breasts to the teenager from August 2018 to October 2018, according to Heavy. They both live in Kanawha County.
Authorities aren’t sure if there are more underage victims involved.
Bearse is an eighth-grade science teacher at the school and the victim was a former student.
Kanawha County Schools released a statement in light of her arrest.
‘Mrs. Bearse is a teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School. We cannot comment on personal matters, but we will follow all applicable policies and procedures. The safety and security of our students is our top priority.’
Hearse won the title of Miss Kentucky under her maiden name Carpenter in 2014. Pictured walking in the 2015 Miss America Competition preliminaries
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The eighth grade science teacher pictured above in the 2015 Miss America competition playing the fiddle for her talent
When she was arraigned in Kanawha County Magistrate Court she said: ‘I have no comment to make to you all at this time’.
Her lawyer has said that she would post the requested $10,000 bond. If convicted of her charges she could face up to 20 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.
Bearse was crowned Miss Kentucky in 2014 under her maiden name Carpenter.
From there she competed for the Miss America title in 2015 where she went on to finish in the top 12. In the competition, her talent was playing the fiddle.
Bearse had always wanted to be an elementary school teacher, according to her old interviews. She once told reporters she had to put her dream teaching career on hold in order to compete for the Miss Kentucky crown.
She has since deleted all of her social media following her arrest.
She married Charles ‘Chas’ Bearse in July 2016, according to their The Knot page.
His family are involved in Massey Energy, a coal mining company in West Virginia, according to Heavy.
He too has deleted some of his social media.