Teacher who had sex with 13-year-old in front of class gets 20 years behind bars

Arizona teacher gets 20 years of jail time for molesting a 6th-grader. 

  • WARNING: The article contains graphic details of child sex abuse that some readers may find distressing.
  • A schoolteacher was sentenced to 20 years in prison for taking advantage of a 13-year-old.
  • Brittany Zamora, 29, exchanged explicit texts, which turned into a sexual relationship with a teenage boy.
  • In one of the messages, the teacher told the boy: “If I could quit my job and have sex with you all day long, I would.”

Brittany Zamora, 29, a 6th-grade teacher at Las Brisas Academy, Arizona, pleaded guilty to taking advantage of a 13-year-old. As per People, the teacher admitted to having an ongoing sexual relationship with the teenage boy in her class.

Brittany Zamora | Credits: Goodyear Police Department

Zamora received charges for molesting a child, sexual conduct with a child, and public sexual indecency, as stated by court proceedings. Newsner reports that the then 27-year-old surrendered her teaching certificate in December 2018. Additionally, she was held in a Maricopa County jail on a $250,000 bond until her sentence was decided.

The news of the abhorrent crime came to light in March 2018. The student’s parents discovered explicit texts that Zamora exchanged with the teen on their son’s phone.

Credits: The Judicial Branch of Arizona

The teacher began sending flirty texts to the student via a school app.

It all started one day when the former educator asked her students to message her on a school app called Class Craft because she was bored. The messages she exchanged with the 13-year-old were different from the others, as they quickly veered into a sexual relationship, AZ Central News reveals.

One of the texts Zamora sent to the boy read: “If I could quit my job and have sex with you all day long, I would.”

In a separate conversation, she wrote to the teen: “I want you every day with no time limit.”

Credits: TOM TINGLE/THE REPUBLIC

According to law enforcement authorities, the schoolteacher sent nude pictures of herself and at least one of herself in lingerie. What is more, the pair was not secretive of their relationship, as they would even behave inappropriately in class. There was even a case where Zamora intentionally played a video for the class, so she and her victim could get intimate in the back of the classroom.

Shockingly, a friend of the victim revealed he had to be a ‘lookout’ while the 6th-grade teacher had sex with the student at the school. 

It happened during a talent show rehearsal after everyone else had left. Zamora began kissing the teenage boy and asked his friend to keep a lookout. The friend told the police:

“They were just doing it. It was very uncomfortable.”

Credits: Goodyear Police Department

Thankfully, the 13-year-old’s stepmother found out about the obnoxious teacher-student relationship. She noticed something was wrong, so she installed a parental monitoring app on the boy’s phone.

Whenever Zamora sent him an inappropriate message, his stepmom would be immediately notified. As soon as she found out that the schoolteacher was having a sexual relationship with her stepson, the boy’s stepmother directly confronted the teen.

Credits: Goodyear Police Department

As per The Sun, Zamora allegedly had sex with the teen at least four times between February 1 and March 8, 2018, including one occasion when she went to his grandparent’s house to have sex with him in her car.

After the ill-fitted relationship came to light, concerned parents were instantly alerted of the incident.

Jessica Arroyo, the mother of a student at the same school, said of the incident:

“It just freaked me out right away. That’s just crazy. I can’t even connect that. That’s wrong.”

In July 2019, the child-abusing teacher received a 20-year-sentence behind bars. Furthermore, as AZ Central News inscribes, she will be registered as a sex offender and will be on probation for the rest of her life.

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