Teacher assistant who claimed not to know her sex romps with THREE teenage students, ages 16 and 17, were illegal, is sentenced to four years in prison
- Ashlyn Faye Bell, 24, worked as a teacher’s assistant at Texas High School
- She admitted to having sex with two 17-year-old college students and a 16-year-old college student in the fall of 2019
- Bell claimed she was unaware that sex with students was illegal for all school employees – believing the rule only applied to real teachers
- She also claimed she believed all three students were 18 years old
- Police began an investigation into Bell last summer after a teacher overheard a group of boys joking that one of them might be her “baby daddy.”
Ashlyn Faye Bell, 24, was sentenced to four years behind bars by an all-female jury in Bowie County on Monday after admitting to having sex with three college students
A Texas teacher’s assistant has been jailed for admitting to having sex with three teenage students after initially claiming that it was legal to do so.
Ashlyn Faye Bell, 24, was sentenced to four years behind bars by an all-female jury in Bowie County on Monday, despite claiming that only teachers were not allowed to do this.
Bell served as a library assistant and teacher assistant at Texas High School in Texarkana between August 2019 and May 2020.
The single mother admitted to having sex with three students during that period. Two of the boys were 17 years old, while the other was 16 years old.
Although the age of consent in Texas is 17, it is illegal for an educator to have sex with a student of any age unless they are married to each other.
Bell testified that she did not know that sex with students was against the law for all school employees – believing the rule only pertained to actual teachers, The Blaze reports.
She also claimed that she believed all three students were 18 years old at the time of their rendezvous.
Bell, who is a single mother, was working as a teacher’s assistant and at the Texas High School library at the time of the alleged violations
Police began an investigation into Bell last summer after a teacher overheard a group of boys talking about how one of them could have gotten the assistant pregnant.
A probable cause affidavit claims that the students mocked one of Bell’s victims by jokingly saying that he was her “ baby daddy. ”
A police investigation revealed that Bell had had sex with one of her 17-year-olds house in New Boston in November 2019.
They reportedly began communicating with the student on SnapChat and picked him up from a truck stop before taking him home with her.
The victim alleges that Bell put her young child to sleep before luring him into her bedroom while wearing panties and an oversized T-shirt.
Meanwhile, the second victim, also 17 years old, told police that he also had sex with Bell at her home that same fall.
According to The Texakarna Gazette, he is said to have visited her house several times while she was ‘tutoring’ him. The teen testified that they had sex during one of those sessions.
Meanwhile, a third 16-year-old boy says he had sex with Bell in November 2019, and that she picked him up from his home with her child in the backseat.
Bell will be eligible for parole in 2023. She will have to register as a sex offender after her release from prison.