Teacher pleads guilty to having sex with teen

Teacher pleads guilty to having sex with teen
Ashley Jo Beach
MERIDIAN - A Meridian middle school teacher who police say was having a sexual relationship with one of her students has pleaded guilty.

Ashley Beach, a 37-year-old teacher who taught at Meridian Middle School, was caught in some bushes with a 13-year-old back in September. Authorities say they had been having a sexual relationship for several months.

Beach pleaded guilty to one count of lewd conduct with a child under 16. She'll also have to undergo a psycho sexual evaluation.

Prosecutors are recommending she be sent to prison for 20 years without the possibility of parole for seven years.

Beach will have to register as a sex offender.