KOCO-TV reported that Cheatham has admitted to the crimes, but she pleaded not guilty to the charges on Aug. 30. She is being held in the Payne County Jail on a $75,000 bond and will be represented by a court-appointed lawyer. According to another report from KOKH, Cheatham had listed a local elementary school as her place of employment on Facebook. “Ashlee Cheatham was in the process of being hired by the district for the current school year (2023-24),” Superintendent David Reid said of the connection. “All employees are required to do a federal background check as a part of the hiring process. Before that process was completed, a mutual decision to terminate the hiring process was made. “Ms. Cheatham never worked for the district, never received a paycheck, and has never been with any of our students.” The next court hearing in Cheatham’s case is scheduled for Monday. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
‼️CHARGED: The 19-year-old girlfriend accused of sexually assaulting and filming a 3-year-old little girl has been formally charged.Ashlee Cheatham faces five felonies. Her first preliminary hearing will be September 11th. @koconews pic.twitter.com/rtFiWcbFVC — KOCOKilee (@KOCOKileeThomas) August 31, 2023