Ex-Miss Kentucky charged with sending nude photos to student
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A former Miss Kentucky who is a teacher in West Virginia has been charged with sending nude pictures to a 15-year-old former student.
News outlets report that 28-year-old Ramsey Bearse was arrested Friday and charged with four felony counts of distributing or displaying obscene matter to a minor.
WATCH: Ramsey Bearse, a teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Kanawha County, appears today in magistrate court where she was charged with four felony counts of sending obscene material to a minor.DETAILS: https://t.co/awWsSaqKAA pic.twitter.com/9IPxKrjcHb— Eyewitness News (@wchs8fox11) December 7, 2018
A criminal complaint says the student's parent informed authorities of lewd pictures sent by Bearse that were found on the teenager's phone. The unidentified parent said Bearse had been the boy's teacher during part of his time at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Cross Lanes.
A spokesman for Kanawha County Schools declined to comment but confirmed that Bearse was a teacher at the school.
#NEW | @KanawhaSheriff in West Virginia posted on it's facebook page Friday that Ramsey Carpenter Bearse, who won Miss Kentucky in 2014, was arrested for allegedly sending nude photos via Snapchat to a middle school student. She's a teacher in Kanawha County. @SpectrumNews1KY pic.twitter.com/z20FqJscaK— Mario Anderson (@MarioAndersonTV) December 7, 2018
Under her maiden name of Carpenter, Bearse was crowned Miss Kentucky in 2014.