Teacher’s aide who claimed she didn’t know her sex romps with THREE teenage students aged 16 and 17 were illegal is sentenced to four years in prison
- Ashlyn Faye Bell, 24, worked as a teacher’s aide at Texas High School
- She admitted to having sex with two 17-year-old students and one 16-year-old student during the fall of 2019
- Bell claimed she was unaware that sex with students was illegal for all school employees – believing that the rule only pertained to actual teachers
- She also claimed she believed all three of the students were 18 years old
- Police started investigating Bell last summer after a teacher overheard a group of the boys joking that one of them might have been her ‘baby daddy’
Ashlyn Faye Bell, 24, has been sentenced to four years behind bars by an all-female jury in Bowie County on Monday after admitting to having sex with three students
A Texas teacher’s aide has been jailed after she admitted to having sex with three teenage students after initially claiming she thought 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 she thought only teachers were barred from doing so.
Bell was employed as a library assistant and teacher’s aide at Texas High School in Texarkana between August 2019 and May 2020.
The single mom admitted to having sex with three students during that time period. Two of the boys were aged 17, while the other was aged 16.
While 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 one another.
Bell testified that she was not aware that sex with students was was against the law for all school employees – believing that the rule only pertained to actual teachers, The Blaze reports.
She additionally claimed that she believed all three of the students were aged 18 at the time of their trysts.
Bell, who is a single mom, was working as a teacher’s assistant and in the library at Texas High School at the time of the alleged offences
Police began investigating Bell last summer after a teacher overheard a group of boys talking about how one of them may have gotten the aide pregnant.
A probable cause affidavit claims the students were mocking one of Bell’s victims by joking that he was her ‘baby daddy’. Bell was not pregnant at the time.
A police investigation uncovered that Bell had sex with one of the 17-year-olds at her home in New Boston in November 2019.
She allegedly began communicating with the student on SnapChat and picked him up from a truck stop before taking him home with her.
The victim claims 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 aged 17, told police he also had sex with Bell at her home that same autumn.
According to The Texakarna Gazette, he allegedly visited her home on multiple occasions as she was ‘tutoring’ him. The teen testified that they had sex during one of those sessions.
Meanwhile, a third boy, aged 16, says he had sex with Bell in November 2019, and that she picked him up from his house with her child in the backseat.
Bell will be eligible for parole in 2023. She will be required to register as a sex offender following her release from jail.