Illinois Teacher Ashley Blumenshine Arrested for Sex in Car with Student

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A 27-year-old female teacher is under arrest in Illinois, accused of having sex with one of her students.

Police say they found Ashley Blumenshine and the 16-year-old boy in a car in a department store parking lot on Tuesday. Blumenshine was in the front seat, the teen in the back.

"The person in the back was partially unclothed," said Plainfield Police Chief William Doster.

Assistant Will County State's Attorney Mary Fillipitch said they admitted that they had just engaged in consensual sexual intercourse. It appears the alleged affair has been going on for about a month.

Blumenshine is charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a felony punishable by three to seven years in prison.

Blumenshine, who is not married, was a dance and physical education at Plainfield North High School for four years. She is apparently known as a popular teacher around school.

"I remember she's a really nice lady," said recent graduate Michael Deland.