Unlawful transaction with a minor is what theyâ€™re calling the charges that were levied against 24-year-old Chelsea Rose after she carried on a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old female student.
The married seventh grade teacher and cheerleading coach was arrested in Kentucky in early February after a student from Reidland Middle School told the school that sheâ€™d witnessed Mrs. Rose â€˜engaging in inappropriate sexual contactâ€™ with a 14-year-old girl.
The resulting investigation revealed that sheâ€™d been in the forbidden relationship for about a month.
It also revealed that Rose took the victim and other underage children to a home in Marshall County, where sheâ€™s said to have plied them with alcohol and had sexual contact with the 14-year-old girl.
When questioned by authorities, she admitted to touching and kissing the girl at a drive-in movie, as well as to giving her alcohol.
The two also exchanged sexually explicit messages on Facebook. This added to Roseâ€™s charges, adding a charge of prohibited use of an electronic communication device to procure minor in a sex offense. She pleaded guilty to that charge in August, and is due to be sentenced for it in McCracken County on November 19th.
She pleaded guilty to the charges of first-degree attempted unlawful transaction with a minor and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor on September 21st.
She was sentenced Monday in Marshall County to five years, with any time handed down for the charges in McCracken County, up to three years, to run concurrently with that sentence.
She was denied probation or a lesser alternative by Circuit Judge Dennis Foust.
She will also be required to register as a sex offender and complete a two-year treatment program before becoming eligible for parole.