WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Miss Kentucky 2014 was charged on Friday for sending at least four obscene selfies to a former teenage student.
- Following her arrest on Friday, the former beauty queen and middle school teacher confessed in court that she was forced to send the nude photos to pacify the demands of the boy.
- She ended up distributing four pictures of her naked chest through Snapchat.
A former beauty queen turned middle school teacher may be sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty of sending a former 15-year-old student sexually explicit snaps of herself.
ABC 8 reported that on Friday, Miss Kentucky 2014 Ramsey BethAnn Carpenter-Bearse was arrested in West Virginia and charged with four felonies for possession of material depicting minors in sexually explicit conduct.
Reports said that Carpenter-Bearse, 29 and married, apologized for her actions on Tuesday in court.
“I’m sorry that I made a mess of things. I made a mistake,” she said.
During Tuesday’s court appearance, she said things started innocently as she and former students kept in touch on Snapchat, asking them about school. But, things went too far when one young male student asked Carpenter-Bearse too many personal questions which she reciprocated by giving him too much information about what she was undergoing in her marriage that time.
“Basically, my husband was too distracted and overwhelmed with work to pay attention to me. In addition, since I moved to West Virginia, I felt like I was completely alone. None of my family lives here, and I didn’t have any friends,” she said.
Carpenter-Bearse claimed that a racy photo of herself supposedly for her husband was accidentally sent to the boy instead. Since then, the teen demanded for more of her sexy pictures. She said she did so because “I panicked and I was afraid to not appease him.”
Ultimately, she sent the student at least four lewd selfies of her bare breasts, according to a copy of the complaint obtained by the news outlet.
The complaint also wrote that Bearse, who became a teacher after her reign as Miss Kentucky, taught at Andrew Jackson Middle School near Charleston, West Virginia where the teen attended the sixth to eighth grade.
A spokesperson from the Kanawha County school system confirmed to local newspapers that Carpenter-Bearse was no longer employed at the school.
While currently out on bond, prosecution says she most likely will face up to two years sentence in prison, 50 years of probation and register as a sex offender for the rest of her life.