PHOENIX (3TV/CBS5) -- Former Goodyear teacher Brittany Zamora has been sentenced after she pleaded guilty to sexual conduct with a student.

[VIDEO: Brittany Zamora sentenced to 20 years behind bars]

Late Friday morning, a judge sentenced Zamora to 20 years in prison with credit for time served.

[WATCH: “This woman is a twisted monster,” lawyer says]

She was sentenced on charges of sexual conduct with a minor, attempted molestation of a child, and public sexual indecency.

[RAW VIDEO: Former Goodyear teacher Brittany Zamora sentenced to 20 years for sex with student]

Just before she was sentenced, she apologized to the victims and their families, and said she was "not a threat to society."

Brittany Zamora, a former sixth-grade teacher at Las Brisas Academy, was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student last year.

Brittany Zamora, a former sixth-grade teacher at Las Brisas Academy, was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student last year. 

Attorneys for families of the 13-year-old victim say they were pleased to hear Zamora will be locked up.

“This young boy turning into a man too early deserves full justice,” said John Osborne, attorney for the teen’s parents.

Osborne says they are now turning their attention to a civil suit against the school district.

Zamora’s attorney also spoke after the sentencing, claiming Zamora asked school officials to move the student to another classroom because he was obsessed with her.

“The teenage boy was very aggressive,” said Zamora’s attorney, Belen Olmedo-Guerra. “Brittany was not given a second chance.”

Zamora will serve the full 20 years with credit for 478 days of time served.

Zamora, a former sixth-grade teacher at Las Brisas Academy, was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student in 2018. 

[ORIGINAL STORY: Goodyear police arrest teacher for alleged sexual misconduct with a student]

In June, Zamora pleaded guilty to sexual conduct with a minor and reduced charges of molestation of a child and public sexual indecency.

[RELATED: Former Goodyear teacher pleads guilty to sexual misconduct with student]

Zamora was arrested by the Goodyear Police Department on March 22, 2018.

Police said a parent discovered text messages between Zamora and a 13-year-old boy, indicating sexual activity both on and off campus.

[RELATED: Parents of boy allegedly molested by teacher file lawsuit against district, teacher's husband]

According to Lisa Kutis with the Goodyear Police Department, the boy's parents used an app to monitor his phone.

The victim said the relationship started in a classroom chat group when Zamora started flirting with him and began sending him naked pictures of herself.

[RELATED: Documents reveal shocking new details about teacher accused of sex with 13-year-old student]

According to court documents, after Zamora and her husband discovered the parents' knowledge of the alleged sexual relationship, they began to harass the victim's father.

The victim's father told police he received a phone call from Zamora and her husband pleading him not to contact the police. The victim's father declined and ended the call.

The parents of the boy filed a lawsuit against the school district, as well as against Zamora's husband in early 2019.

[RELATED: Goodyear teacher sex scandal: Principal didn't report allegations, school district says not liable]

Liberty School District claims it is not liable in the incident, even though police say the Las Brisas Academy principal knew about the allegations and didn't report them.

“If I was a parent who had a child at Las Brisas Academy, I would be concerned,” said Russ Richelsoph, the attorney for the student’s family.

Richelsoph said the district told them that Timothy Dickey, the school's principal, did nothing wrong.

During Zamora's sentencing Friday morning, attorneys for Zamora argued for a lesser sentence of 20 years.

Parents of the young victims also read statements in court, as did family members of Zamora. 

Following the sentencing, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery issued the following statement:

“Today’s sentencing is fitting for an individual who exploited her position as a teacher to groom and then abuse a young teen student,” said Montgomery. “Prosecutors and law enforcement will continue to be relentless in making Arizona the most unwelcome place for child sex predators.”

 


Copyright 2019 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

 

Locations

Recommended for you

(86) comments

Swiss_cheese

why no death penalty ?

sideways0071

The Crime was her sentencing, way over the top.

Melons

What a piece of work. I wonder if he will wait 20 years like that Mary Kay Letorneau case a few years ago. Sick...

MH

Not that it matters, but I still can't understand how a 13 year old was in 6th grade? I was a freshman in high school when I was 13.

Di

Me too. i think she prayed on the weak, Mess with a kid, be lucky your still alive.

JR in glendale

Sex with children is WRONG people. ALWAYS. NO EXCEPTIONS. EVER. The attractiveness of the perpetrator and/or willingness of the victim (and he IS a victim) are moot. There are no modifiers to the crime of child rape. Comments to the contrary are indicia of your support for raping children and are disgusting.

Wearenotperfect

I don't think anyone here disagrees with you but I believe the argument some are making is how the law is applied and strong armed in certain situations.

nutsplash

Naw she is a fine POA ! Drill it hard and deep young man

JR in glendale

Can't do the time? DON'T DO THE CRIME!!! Did she commit the crime? YES Was a sentence commensurate with the crime imposed? YES She raped a child (minors CANNOT legally consent! The victim's cooperation has absolutely NO legal bearing. If you don't realize this please kill yourself right now because you are too stupid to exist, thank you). The deviant got EXACTLY what she deserved. I hope she's repeatedly raped in prison so she knows exactly why what she did is so wrong. If you find pedophlilia and/or pedophiles such as this worthless piece of excrement to be sexually attractive then there is something wrong with you.

nutsplash

When he blew his load consent was given.

Robs

Sentence is outlandish, idiotic and just plain weird.[scared]

MyOwnMind

because it's a woman? P off idiot.

Robs

How do you know whats in her pants moron.[ohmy]

Djamz

Robs we’ve been thinking the same thing about you

Daddy

Bitc.h, don't worry about Rob's, worry about yourself cun.t boy.

Djamz

Daddy Dummy your immaturity is showing. Is robs your Russian lover? Do you two play,”bad Russian boy mad white Daddy.?”

Daddy

"your immaturity is showing". Lol, is your most common message to me when you don't know what to say. You're laughable pus.sy. "your immaturity is showing" what you really mean is you're about to cry and you wish I'd stop. LOOOOL at your silly a,ss b.itch.

Djamz

Daddy Dummy when did you get your balls back? Is it your turn to be the man in your's and Russian Robs relationship? Daddy Dummy you express your anger like a little girl,"pus.sy? silly a,ss b.itch"? Try reading your comments looking in a mirror out loud and listen to not only how ignorant you sound, but also how stupid you look.

Djamz

Wow reading these comments only confirms my beliefs, except for a few of you, Daddy Dummy included, you’re all a bunch of f-uckin idiots. It’s never ok for adults to have sex with children. Another thing, this b-itch isn’t hot, she’s DISGUSTING! She’s a f-uckin pedophile. Hopefully this dumb a-ss didn’t create a future pedophile.

Daddy

🅱️itch don't try to cuddle up to me and act like you're somehow on the same page or level as me. You sick f.uck, you're a child molester. You really think police don't know about your a.ss huh bi.tch? Too bad about that digital footprint you left behind though huh p.ussy? Yeah, you know EXACTLY what talking about you sick f.uck!

Djamz

Daddy Dummy Daddy Dummy you’re not taking your meds again. Remember the jacket and padded room? They’ll be coming to get you soon. Try not to cr-ap yourself this time. It’s probably hard to hold it in, with your a-hole being all stretched out. You should put your adult diaper on now to be prepared. Try not to bite anyone. The good thing about it is you’ll get to be with Fernando again.

Daddy

Bi.tch boy, maybe you didn't read my comment above. Here it is again for you pu.ssy. What you really mean is you're about to cry and you wish I'd stop. LOOOOL at your silly a,ss b.itch. No doubt you wish you hadn't left that digital footprint of yours huh p.ussy? I'd doxx your as.s if it weren't illegal 😁

Djamz

Wow Daddy Dummy looks to me, the only one about to cry is you. Did I hurt your feelings. You must be sensitive this time of month

Born in AZ

Van Halen and this kid have lots in common...Hot For Teacher!!! Wonder who her cell mate might be?! Jodi Arias? Oh, the stories...

Wazoolie

Looks like hubby wasn’t pulling that train.

Otis C

20 years is nothing. A cop in mesa murdered a dude and got a lifetime tax payer paid pension oh wait, my bad

Wearenotperfect

Why is it your bad? You're just calling it as you see it.

Gdaddy

Absolutely saddest thing I've seen. That cop murdered that guy !! Now he gets paid for life. Total coward, should never have been a cop.

Daddy

Lots and lots of pedophilia supporters on here. Adults having sex with children is wrong folks. The Brittany Zamoras and Jeffrey Epsteins of the world are a danger to children. It's unfortunate to see so many who support the sexual activities of these type of people.

Wearenotperfect

Isn't the legal age of marriage, with guardian permission of course, 16 in Arizona?

JF Conlon

First it sounded like a victimless crime . . . now there are two victims.

Shredder

She looks so different with her natural color hair, doesn't she? I had only seen the "blonde" picture before.

nutsplash

Good news is that she will still be doable once she gets out.

azcreed

Very harsh sentence, at 13 the kid was no longer a Child, more like budding young man. Of course what she did was wrong, but she did not Rape Him!

Wearenotperfect

Cleansing America of the White Insurgency one sexual deviant at a time. With that being said, the sentence, I believe, is kind of excessive.

Dean

Had she been mexican there would have been only probation.

HMI

The "victim" will live with the guilt of the teacher being in jail for 20 years. Parents would have been smarter to let this one slide. They'll never understand that though.

cyclePete

Interesting point, I agree with you on this.

1stupidsailor

While I'm no fan of the growing boldness of the pedos running around out there, this seems pretty disproportionate. I know cases, judges, juries, all different, but that's beyond most murder sentences.

Bewill

20 years is way too much and I hope her attorneys appeal!!!! She needs psychiatric care not prison... And the boys parents failed in teaching there child right from wrong!!!! They give people with aggravated rape and other violent crimes less time!!! I really hope this gets overturned and she gets the help she needs! As far as the parents go, stop suing the district, stop blaming everyone else for being useless parents!!!

Daddy

Bewill - Do you also think that male pedophiles who have sex with 13 year old children need "psychiatric care not prison" or do you only think that of female pedophiles?

Dean

Murderers get less time in Arizona

MyOwnMind

I bet if it was a male teacher, you would be calling for blood. By the way, your grammar sucks.

eddiemunster

Twenty years. People with manslaughter DUI get only 10.

Daddy

Don't have sex with children AND don't drink and drive.

Tacoburger

News outlets blast the sex stories to get ratings. The more the coverage, the more the "outrage". Shame/Shock/Blame 24/7, and this is the outcome...outrageous, over-the-top punishments that make you shake your head.

Ohyeah

No kidding. I bet the guy that killed that fire captain will get less time than this.

Wearenotperfect

Agreed!

JR in glendale

Why shake your head? An adult RAPED a child! There is no such thing as too harsh a penalty. Bet you'd think differently if it was your child that was raped.

Tacoburger

Oh get off your horse. The punishment is excessive and you should know that.

HMI

Far too harsh.

Tony G

Why? If it was a man with a thirteen year old girl, it wouldn't be harsh enough. Pitiful the double standard this world has.

Paul Labiche

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

BCNative

First decent comment I read. Its a shame that people are soft on her because of her looks.

azbob1

But it's not a man with a girl, is it? Moot point there...

Tony G

Uh, no. The consequences should be the same, equal time for equal crimes.

Paul Labiche

[thumbdown][thumbdown][thumbdown]

Shanghaimagic

I remember way back in High School most of the boys at my school had fantasy after fantasy of making out with a hot teacher. Kids/teens have hormones and are attracted to older more experienced persons. It's a fact. However, the law says otherwise and that the adult is responsible for keeping in in their pants. Things have changed a lot.

Shredder

She looks like she's not more than 13 herself ! Wonder what was going on, or NOT going on at home for her to look to one of her students. She won't do the full 20 years.

jacksmol

She likely will do the full 20. This crime is likely not parole eligible. Even if it is, she would need to serve at least 2/3 of the sentence.

Icreatearguements

I still say the dad who confronted Brittany was just hella mad he wasn't getting any of it. [beam]

Tony

20 years is way too long

Icreatearguements

I don't buy this victim garbage for a second. I just watched a 14-minute video of this kid texting her and going along with her advances. "I love you bby, can't wait to see you?" "I gtg do chores but I'd rather be f***ing you bby?" REALLY??? Today's kids have ready-access to too much unfiltered internet and are already watching pornography and even playing video games with extreme sexuality (nude lap dances, full frontal nudity, et al) in titles such as Grand Theft Auto 4.

ssgma

WOW these comments on here are the Worst Ever Posted, Except for daddy and i must say this is probably the only time i've ever Agreed with Him! If this Child was a Girl would the comments be the Same?? So all of you think what this Disgusting Teacher did with This Child is OK Because he was male? How SAD for You.. This Boy is only 13 and Yes he will still have a lot of problems from what She did. Bunch of Sickos on here! I AM Glad she got 20 years, It's about time we started taking better care of our children!

HMI

That kid will have more of a messed up life because this teacher is in prison. The guilt, shame will be a heavy weight to carry.

Paul Labiche

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

nutsplash

Dude, where you never 13 ? Cmon man.

azbob1

"If this child was a girl....." The fact is, he isn't, so your post is irrelevant.

Comment deleted.
Wayne kenoff

Whoa, seek therapy asap

Wayne kenoff

Must be embarrassing for her husband. His stroke game is so weak it drove her to the arms a fortnite playing child

Daddy

Ah h3ll yeah. I just saw she got 20 years. I just glanced at it earlier and saw "13 year..." and didn't realize that was referring to the age of the victim not her sentence.

Bigglesworth

Dang she's hot

Phillup Witgas

Dang I was gonna say that...

nutsplash

If the sex was bad, the sentence is accurate.

azbob1

This sentence seems particularly harsh. Ten years, perhaps, but 20? Was the young man involved really a victim? Will he suffer life-long psychological harm? I doubt it. If it was consensual, she's guilty of betraying trust placed in her as a teacher, but otherwise, 20 years is way too long.

MH

People get less time for murder. I'm not condoning what she did, but geez. The kid wasn't hurt by the events until it came to an end.

Ohyeah

No kidding man, 20 seems like a lot for having a victim that's not really a victim.

Hugh Gasole

See ya!!!!

Daddy

Bye b.itch! She got off easy, I was hoping for her to get at least 20 years. Good riddance piece of schitt.

Wayne kenoff

You’re definitely a virgin

Daddy

Ah h3ll yeah. I just saw she got 20 years. I just glanced at it earlier and saw "13 year..." and didn't realize that was referring to the age of the victim not her sentence.

nutsplash

mmmm mmmmm mmmmmm oh yeah. Lucky kid had a good thing going.

Bigglesworth

Haha yeah. Bet he's a freakin legend at that school now

HappyDog

Remand her to my custody. I'll make sure she is properly looked after.[rolleyes]

Bigglesworth

Nope I got first dibs

Robs

She was a bony, horny porny ! [scared]

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.