Thursday, May 21, 2020

Teacher sentenced to |ail for having s.e.x with 13-year old student divorces husband from prison

A former Arizona teacher who was convicted of having sex with a 13-year-old student is divorcing her husband from prison after he stood by her side during the trial.

Brittany Zamora, 29, filed for divorce from her husband, Daniel Zamora, nearly one year after she was sentenced to 20 years behind bars.

In 2019, Brittany pleaded guilty to s.e.xual conduct with a minor, public sexual indecency and molestation of a child while teaching at Las Brisas Elementary School in Goodyear.

Separate allegations accused the teacher of trying to groom another young boy by promising to send him naked photos of herself.

AZ Central reports that a mother of a male friend of the victim told local authorities that Brittany promised to send her son nude photos over the summer.

During class, Brittany reportedly asked the friend whether he was circumcised.

When he did not understand Brittany's question, she allegedly showed him photos of genitalia on her phone.

The friend said the teacher had never tried to touch or kiss him.

Brittany filed for divorce from Daniel on April 28, according to People.

In the court documents, Brittany checked a box reading, 'Our marriage is broken beyond repair ("irretrievably broken") and there is no hope of reconciliation.'

As part of the filing, Brittany has relinquished her hold on the family home and all other shared properties.

The couple married in 2015 after meeting when they were 16. They have no children together.

After Brittany was arrested, Daniel remained by her side and even went so far as to call the victim's family to plead on his wife's behalf.

Court documents revealed the victim's father told local police Brittany and Daniel were harassing him over the phone.

Daniel called the victim's father to say Brittany had made a mistake, but that she loved children.

He reportedly asked the victim's family to handle the situation out of court, adding that they should 'meet up' and 'settle this'.

The victim's father disagreed and ended the phone call.

The victim's family filed a lawsuit against Daniel for failing to alert authorities when he learned of the affair. It was settled for an undisclosed amount.

Brittany was caught in March 2018 when the victim's parents noticed he was acting strange, leading them to install an app on his phone called Sentry Parental Control, which monitors messaging apps for 'suspicious content or behavior'.

The Sentry app sends parents alerts when it detects suspicious images and messages on a child's device.

It also detects whether or not a child is exposed to inappropriate online content through its web monitoring feature.

When the teen's parents started getting the alerts about inappropriate text messages, they confronted him.

It was later revealed that Brittany may have also begun grooming another student around that time.

That's when the teen admitted to having sex with Brittany.

The boys parents were devastated by the affair.

During trial, an attorney read a victim impact statement written by the mother.

'Brittany Zamora betrayed our trust and changed Victim A forever,' the statement read, according to the Arizona Republic.

'Before, he was an innocent child, and now she stole his innocence from him. I hate Brittany Zamora for what she did to my son and family.'

Brittany had flirted with the young victim via text messages, but it quickly escalated to inappropriate contact and sex on several occasions in 2018.

In one X-rated back-and-forth, Brittany told the boy she wanted to have sex with him 'every day with no time limit'.

'Wyd?' she started one conversation with him, using the slang-abbreviation for 'what are you doing?'

He replied: 'Thinking about your sexy self' and added two pink heart emojis.

'Aww baby (love heart eyes emoji) I wish you were with me,' she responded.

The boy replied: 'I want u bby. (sic).. when can we f**k again?', this time adding two red heart emojis to his message.

Brittany hit back: 'I want you too baby so bad! Whenever we can you know I'm down,' with a red heart emoji.

She went on: 'Like you for real get sexier to me every day lol.'

'I want to f**k you so bad baby those times weren't enough,' the boy replied to her. She responded: 'Me neither baby! I want you every day with no time limit.'

In another message, she told him she would quit her job in order for them to be together.

On two occasions, she drove to his grandparents' home to have sex with him in her car while her husband was fishing.

She and the boy performed oral sex on each other before her husband phoned to tell her he would be home soon, according to the records.

They exchanged explicit photographs including images of Brittany in lingerie and naked and the boy gave her love notes on brightly colored post-its which contained messages including 'you are sexy', according to police.

Brittany told police when she was arrested that she was nervous she would not survive behind bars.

'I'm little. They're gonna tear me apart.'

She then asked 'Can I have an attorney?' when the interviewer declared: 'I'm going to give you an opportunity to explain what happened.'

Before being helped into a police car by an officer who warned her the step was large, she asked cops to help her move her hair in front of her face to avoid the glare of waiting media.

Brittany even appears to be smiling at one point.

It was previously reported that on February 8, three students at the school complained to administrators about Brittany favoring the 13-year-old.

Some of the students went so far as to say that she was 'dating' or 'in a relationship' with the teen.

'Everyone talks about them having an inappropriate relationship outside of class and at recess,' one of the students said, according to notes taken by Principal Tom Dickey in an interview.

'I've heard other kids in my class say that they think they are dating,' another note reads.

The school district interim superintendent, Richard Rundhaug, said that they investigated the allegations at the time, but found no evidence of a romantic relation.