31-year-old Ohio high school softball coach could be jailed after admitting she ‘had sex with a 17-year-old student eight times including in back of car and then begged him not to report her’
Ashley Ra-Nae Rison Wednesday pled guilty to sexual battery and gross sexual imposition
Authorities obtained footage of her allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old student in the back seat of a car eight times in April 2021
Rison was originally arrested on seven additional charges
Remaining charges, which included tampering with evidence and furnishing alcohol to a minor, were dropped in plea deal
She Worked at New Miami school as softball and basketball coach from August 2015
Quit her job on May 3, 2021, the day the crimes arrived at the Butler County Sheriff’s Office
Faces up to five years in jail and is currently waiting for the final trial on Nov. 16
Given a GPS tracker after paying 10 per cent of her $10,000 bail
An Ohio High school softball coach who allegedly had sex with a 17-year-old student eight times including in the back of a car could be jailed for up to five years.
Ashley Ra-Nae Rison, 31, an ex high school PE teacher, pleaded guilty to charges of sexual battery and gross sexual imposition on October 12 at Butler County Common Pleas Court. On Wednesday the former Ohio school coach pled guilty to having sex with a student softball player after ‘Begging the teen not to report her.’
Authorities obtained footage of her allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old student in the back seat of a car eight times in April 2021.
The 31-year-old former coach is currently waiting for the final trial scheduled for next month by Judge Dan Haughey.
Midweek Ashley Ra-Nae Rison accepted legal culpability for one count of sexual battery and two counts of gross sexual imposition, according to Butler County Court records.
Rison was originally arrested on seven additional charges. Those remaining charges, which included tampering with evidence and furnishing alcohol to a minor, were dropped in the plea deal between the defense and the prosecution.
Ra-Nae Rison who worked at New Miami school as a softball and basketball coach from August 2015, quit her job on May 3, 2021, the day the crimes arrived at the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
Assistant Prosecutor Lindsay Sheehan also stated: ‘In addition to what the child tells us, we do have recordings between Ms. Rison and the child of where Ms. Rison makes multiple incriminating statements in asking, begging the child not to report her to the authorities.’
Prosecutors also blamed her for tampering with evidence and giving alcohol to an underage person but these were later dropped.
Superintendent Rhonda Parker said: ‘Ashley Ra-Nae Rison is no longer employed by the New Miami Local School Board.
‘Effective 3rd May, 2021, Ms. Rison resigned from her position as Paraprofessional and Coach.
‘New Miami Local Schools has no further comment at this time.’
Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser said: ‘It was discovered she was in a car with the [victim] and observed and it went from there.’
Gmoser added: ‘Every prosecutor that I have ever known, and in every state I have ever dealt with, takes cases involving teachers and students very seriously with respect to sexual conduct and contact.
‘We are dealing with impressionable young minds, and along comes an adult who takes advantage of them.
‘We take all felonies seriously but I think we add a little extra seriousness to these positions-of-trust type offenses.
‘Prosecutors can hold these people accountable to let them know we take this seriously.’
Rison is currently waiting for the final trial on November 16, set by Judge Dan Haughey, in which she could be registered as a sex offender.
On Wednesday she was given a GPS tracker after paying 10 per cent of her $10,000 bail.
She is scheduled to reappear in court for her final trial on November 16. She could be registered as a sex offender.