Hello everybody! Welcome to “Liar or Idiot?” the popular ethics game show! Welcome panel! And here’s today’s challenge…
This is Ramsey BethAnn Bearse! Remember when she was Miss Kentucky in 2014?
Poor Ramsey—she’s 29 now— was sentenced to jail for two years after sending sending photos “of a sexual nature” to a middle school teen when she was working as a West Virginia school teacher. She told the court that it was all a big mistake.
“The young man’s name was listed next to my husband’s on my phone,” Bearse explained. “From there, he asked me for more and I panicked. I was afraid to not appease him. When he asked for more, I sent him more photos of me which led to him sending a photo of his privates.”
It could happen to anybody! But wait…why was a middle school student’s phone number on her speed dial? Something to think about, panel!
Ramsey appeased him for three months in 2018. The teen’s parents discovered that he was being appeased when they found the images of the ex-beauty queen on the kid’s phone. She was arrested shortly thereafter.
Bearse pleaded guilty to one count of possessing material depicting minors in a sexually explicit conduct in exchange for having four counts of sending obscene material to a minor dropped. “I didn’t keep any of the photos of him or forward them to anyone else,” Bearse now says. “But, I did receive them and I did compliment him in a way which made it look like I did want them, because again I was afraid to not appease him. Since I am the adult and he is just a teenager, it was definitely my fault and I accept the blame for the situation.”
A judge sentenced Ramsey to two years in prison and10 years of supervised release. She must also register as a sex offender for the rest of her life.
What do you say? Liar? Or Idiot?