Burke County teacher accused of sexual encounter with a student

Ashley Ashe (WRDW-TV)
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- A Burke County teacher turned herself in Tuesday morning on allegations of a sexual encounter with a student, the Burke County Sheriff's Office said.

The Burke County Board of Education and the Sheriff’s Office started an investigation into the alleged incident with a 16-year-old student.

Ashley Nichole Ashe, 25, has been charged with aggravated child molestation. The teacher has been placed on administrative leave, the Burke County School System said.

Ashe is a Burke County High School English Language Arts teacher, according to the school's website.

She is awaiting a bond hearing scheduled for Friday.

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