Woman accused of sexting Hastings teen wants cell-phone evidence thrown out

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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB)
UPDATE Feb. 7, 2019

The attorney for a Hastings woman accused of sexting a teenage student has asked a judge to throw out evidence from her cell phone.

Jeinny Ramos-Sotelo is charged with electronic enticement and child abuse. She's accused of sending sex-related text messages to a 14-year-old student when she was a para-educator in the Hasting Public Schools.

Ramos-Sotelo's attorney argues that investigators violated her constitutional rights when they took information from her cell phone.

A hearing on the issue is scheduled next month in Adams County District Court.

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The woman accused of sexting a student at Hastings High school says she's not guilty.

Jeinny Ramos-Sotelo, 29, a former Hastings High para-educator, is charged with Enticement by Electronic Communication Device and with Intentional Child Abuse, both felonies.

According to an arrest affidavit Ramos-Sotelo worked closely with the 14-year-old boy involved in the relationship.

The document indicated that Ramos and the student exchanged electronic messages of a sexual nature, and that the two had kissed, but there had been no other sexual contact.

Court records also showed that at one point the boy's mother asked the school to take the boy out of the class Ramos worked with, but didn't disclose why.

Hastings Public School officials say she is no longer employed at the high school.

Ramos-Sotelo Friday entered not guilty pleas to both charges and a judge set trial for April 1st. If convicted on both charges, she could get up to five years in prison.