Ohio softball coach pleads guilty after sleeping with student

A former Ohio high school teacher’s aide and softball coach has pleaded guilty to charges related to a sexual relationship with a student that she reportedly begged the student not to tell authorities about.

Ashley Rison, 31, a New Miami High School employee, faces five years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to sexual abuse and aggravated sexual assault in response to allegations she had sex with a 17-year-old student. WXIX-TV reported.

Rison’s indictment states that she engaged in sexual conduct with the minor eight different times in April 2021.

“In addition to what the child is telling us, we have recordings between Ms. Rison and the child of Ms. Rison making several incriminating statements as she asks and pleads with the child not to report her to the authorities,” Butler County, Ohio Assistant Det said accused Lindsay Sheehan earlier in court.

The alleged crimes were reported to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office on May 3, 2021, and Rison resigned from his job at the school the same day.

Prosecutors say Rison will not be charged with “rape by force” and it is believed she was involved in criminal activity with only one victim.

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New Miami High School in Butler County Ohio did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Rison began working at the district in August 2015 and coached the girls’ softball and basketball teams, WXIX-TV reported.

Rison is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 16 and may be required to register as a sex offender.

New Miami High School did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.

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