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Brittany Zamora, a former 6th-grade teacher at Las Brisas Academy, was sentenced to 20 years in jail on charges of sexual conduct with a minor, attempted molestation of a child, and public sexual indecency. She pleaded guilty and started serving her sentence in 2019.

The married teacher, 28, started her relationship with a 13-year-old student after the two started chatting on an online instruction school app – Class Craft. Allegedly, she invited her students to chat with her because she was bored, and soon, she and the 13-year-old boy started talking about sex.

One of the texts the teacher sent read: “If I could quit my job and have sex with you all day long, I would.” In another conversation, the boy wrote that he wanted to have sex with her to which she replied: “I know baby! I want you every day with no time limit.”

She would also sent him nude pictures regularly. On one occasion, the two had sex in the school and one of the boy’s friends was forced to be the lookout. Later, he told the police: “They were just doing it. It was very uncomfortable.”

Brittany Zamora (Source: Goodyear Police Department)

What was going on between Zamora and the 13-year-old boy came to light after his stepmother noticed he was acting strangely and installed a parental monitoring app called “Sentry” on his phone. It alerted her whenever the boy would receive a message including explicit content.

The case was reported to the police and the rest of the students’ parents were alerted of the incident. “It just freaked me out right away,” one of the parents said. “That’s just crazy. I can’t even connect that. That’s wrong.”

During the court hearing, Zamora’s lawyer, Belen Olmeda Guerra, defended her client and tried to put the blame on the boy, describing him as “aggressive” and “obsessive.”

“I have represented Brittany Zamora for almost 16 months and I can tell you that she is not a monster. Brittany is not a predator and this was not between a young child and Brittany,” she attorney said, as per The Sun. “This was a teenager…She is not a danger to society.”

Zamora will also have to register as a sex offender.

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