A former Kentucky beauty queen-turned-teacher has been busted for sending nude photos of herself to a 15-year-old former student, authorities said.
The boy’s parent’s found the nude photos of their son’s 28-year-old former teacher on his phone and alerted authorities, according to police.
Bearse, now a married science teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School near Charleston, West Virginia, admitted to cops that she sent four photos via Snapchat, according to police.
Just four years ago, Bearse won the Miss Kentucky crown by wowing judges with her fiddle act and multiple sclerosis advocacy.
She faces a $100,000 fine, a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, and has been suspended from her teaching position.
Kanawha County Schools released the following statement:
“Mrs. Bearse is a teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School. We cannot comment on personnel matters, but we will follow all applicable policies and procedures. The safety and security of our students is our top priority.”
- Don Stuck