Beth Ann Chester is a 26-year-old health and physical education teacher at Moon Area High School in Pittsburgh who faces nine criminal charges for having sexual contact and sending nude pictures of herself and sex-related text messages to a 14-year old male student. She was arrested on Friday, after the district officials filed a report with the police, stating Chester may have had in appropriate contact with the student.
Chester sent the boy three pictures of herself, two of them naked. The student then replied with a naked picture of himself and sent it to her cell phone. The student’s parents discovered the pictures and text messages and met with the teacher on Dec. 26. Chester filed her resignation the next day for personal reasons.
“We investigate all kinds of crimes out here. In my history at the police department, this has never happened before,�? said Sgt. Alan Morrow, of the Moon Township police department. “You hear of it on the national news, happening in large cities. Well, it happened right here in our town.�?
Beth Ann Chester was charged Friday with sexual abuse of children, statutory sexual assault, endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors and other related counts. She couldn’t pay the bail of $ 50,000 and was held in jail.