A softball coach is facing jail after sexually abusing a teen student and then begging the child not to tell authorities.
The ex high school PE teacher named Ashley Rison, 31, pleaded guilty to charges of sexual battery and gross sexual imposition on Wednesday, 12th October.
Rison reportedly started working at the New Miami school, Ohio, USA and coached softball and basketball to schoolgirls as of August 2015.
But she quit her job the same day that the crimes arrived at the Butler County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, 3rd May 2021.
Superintendent Rhonda Parker said: “Ashley Ra-Nae Rison is no longer employed by the New Miami Local School Board.
“Effective 3rd May, 2021, Ms. Rison resigned from her position as Paraprofessional and Coach.
“New Miami Local Schools has no further comment at this time.”
Rison was accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student in the back seat of a car eight times after authorities obtained footage of the act.
Prosecutors also blamed her for tampering with evidence and giving alcohol to an underage person but these were later dropped.
Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser said: “It was discovered she was in a car with the [victim] and observed and it went from there.”
Assistant Prosecutor Lindsay Sheehan stated: “In addition to what the child tells us, we do have recordings between Ms. Rison and the child of where Ms. Rison makes multiple incriminating statements in asking, begging the child not to report her to the authorities.”
Gmoser added: “Every prosecutor that I have ever known, and in every state I have ever dealt with, takes cases involving teachers and students very seriously with respect to sexual conduct and contact.
“We are dealing with impressionable young minds, and along comes an adult who takes advantage of them.
“We take all felonies seriously but I think we add a little extra seriousness to these positions-of-trust type offences.
“Prosecutors can hold these people accountable to let them know we take this seriously.”
Rison was given a GPS tracker after paying 10 per cent of her USD 10,000 (GBP 8,820) bail.
She is currently awaiting for the final trial when she could be jailed for five years and registered as a sex offender on Wednesday, 16th November.