Ashley Pruitt conviction upheld: Blount County, Alabama high school teacher sexually preyed on three male students scheduled to serve jail sentence.
A former Blount County, Alabama high school teacher has had her prison sentence upheld after having inappropriate sexual relationships with three of her male students.
Scheduled to surrender at Blount County Jail, Monday morning at 9am was married mother of one, Ashley Parkins Pruitt, 31 following the female teacher confessing to sexually preying on her teen male victims and a judge declining to re-hear her case.
Following her arrest in 2014 and indictment some months later, the teacher come April 2017 took a plea deal in which she admitted to two counts of sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student and two counts of porn distribution to a minor involving three student-athletes attending Locust Fork High School.
Despite being sentenced to 15 years jail, Ashley Pruitt is likely to spend less than four years incarcerated with much of her time being suspended.
Pruitt’s sentencing follows a court upholding the former teacher’s ruling that the then 28 year old teacher was a school employee and that all three victims were younger than 19, reported Al.com.
Pruitt worked as an English and physical education teacher with the Blount County Board of Education between 2008-2015, first at Locust Fork High School and later at Appalachian High School.
She was accused of having improper encounters with three different students between August and October of 2014.
Ashley Pruitt schemes to take student’s virginity:
Pruit’s misadventures included the woman having oral sex with one victim, a student under age 19 in a car.
Other dalliances included the educator telling another student under age 18 she wanted to take his virginity and sending him sexual messages and risque photos of herself to him on Snapchat, according to court records.
Another episode involved Pruitt ‘making out’ with another student under the age of 19 in a car in Oneonta where she also used Snapchat to send him photos of her private parts and breasts.
The teacher surrendered to police in November of 2014 and was initially charged with two counts of providing pornography to a minor, two counts of sex act with a student, one count of sex contact with a student involving three different students.
As part of her plea agreement, the sex act with a student count was dismissed.
Pruitt was sentenced to 15 years in prison on the two counts of sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student, with 12 years suspended.
On the other two counts of pornography distribution, Pruitt was sentenced to one year in prison, with six months suspended.
She was also ordered to pay fines totaling more than $1,000 for all four counts.
Not immediately clear is what led to the female educator abusing her position of trust, authority and power to subjugate her teen male victims….a rising trend among may US female teachers.