The latest sex scandal involves a former Ohio teacher’s assistant and softball coach who is said to have admitted having a sexual relationship with a student. The educator allegedly asked the student not to tell the authorities about the inappropriate relationship.
Ashley Rison — a 31-year-old former softball coach and teaching assistant at New Miami High School in Ohio — allegedly had sex with a 17-year-old student while she worked at the school.
Law & Crime reported that Rison and the student have had sexual encounters eight times — beginning in April 2021. The accusation stated that Rison held positions of authority over the student in some of the sexual incidents.
Rison reportedly tried to convince the minor to disclose their illegal relationship and sexual assault.
“In addition to what the child tells us, we have notes between Ms. Rison and the child in which Ms. Rison makes several incriminating statements asking the child not to report her to authorities,” Butler’s assistant attorney general said County, Lindsay Sheehan said during a previous court hearing WXIX.
On May 3, 2021, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the inappropriate relationship between Rion and the 17-year-old softball player.
On the same day, Rison reportedly quit her job at the school she had worked at since August 2015.
New Miami Local Schools Superintendent Rhonda Parker announced, “Ashley Ra-Nae Rison is no longer employed by the New Miami Local School Board. Effective May 3, 2021, Ms. Rison resigned from her position as Paraprofessional and Coach. New Miami Local Schools has no further comment at this time.”
In January, Rison was charged with eight counts of sexual harassment and evidence tampering — all felonies. She was also charged with one charge of supplying alcohol to minors – a misdemeanor.
On Wednesday, Rison pleaded guilty of sexual assault and gross sexual imposition.
Butler County Assistant Attorney Lindsay Sheehan said: “In addition to what the child is telling us, we have records between Ms. Rison and the child in which Ms. Rison makes several incriminating statements by asking the child not to to report to authorities.”
Rison is scheduled to be sentenced on November 16.
Rison faces up to eight years in prison. She will also have to register as a sex offender after her release.
So said Butler County Attorney Mike Gmoser persons Magazine: “Every prosecutor I’ve ever known, and in every state I’ve dealt with, takes cases involving teachers and students involving sexual conduct and sexual contact very seriously. We’re dealing with impressionable young minds, and in time comes an adult who takes advantage of them. We take all crimes seriously, but I think we give these trust crimes a little more seriousness. Prosecutors can hold these people accountable to let them know we take this seriously.
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