26-year-old teacher’s aide who had sexual intercourse with three students claimed she didn’t know she wasn’t allowed to do that

She thought the rule only applied to teachers, not other school staff.

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Ashlyn Faye Bell, a 26-year-old mother who worked as a teacher’s aide at the Texas High School in Texarkana was sentenced to 4 years in prison after she was found guilty of two counts of improper relationship between educator and student involving two 17-year-old boys as well as two counts of sexual assault of a child involving a 16-year-old boy, according to Texarkana Gazette.

The truth about Bell’s relationship with the minors who were attending her school only came to light after the boys were heard talking about it and one of them showed concerns of possibly having impregnating Bell.

The teacher who overheard the conversation alerted the police and Bell was arrested shortly after.

According to Texarkana Today, one of the boys got involved with Bell after chatting with her online. Later, they met at a truck stop where Bell arrived to pick him up. Apparently, her baby was in the backseat. Once she and the boy arrived in her home, the two had a sexual intercourse.

The other 17-year-old student had sexual relations with Bell at the time she was his tutor.

Bell and the 16-year-old boy also slept together in her house. The first time after a Texas High football game and later again during the weekend.

When she appeared at court, Bell first claimed that the boys were lying about being persuaded by her on the social media. She then said she didn’t know they were minors and believed they were all 18 years old, and finally, she claimed she had no idea she wasn’t supposed to have sex with them as she was convinced the Texarkana Independent School District policy only prohibited teachers from having sex with students and not the rest of the school’s employees.