Arizona Teacher Gets 20 Years for Sexual Abuse

Teacher Brittany Zamora sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexual abuse of 13-year-old student

Teacher Brittany Zamora sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexual abuse of 13-year-old student

A inclined Arizona trainer develop to be once sentenced Friday to twenty years in penal complex for having sex extra than one times with one in all her college students, a 13-365 days-veteran boy.

In addition to 20 years in prison, 28-year-old Zamora was sentenced to lifetime probation and must register as a sex offender.

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

Zamora previously pleaded guilty to sexual conduct with a minor, attempted molestation of a child and public sexual indecency in Maricopa County Superior Court. "She's a true definition of a child predator", the mother said in a victim impact statement prior to the sentencing in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday.

On one occasion, Zamora asked an 11-year-old boy who was a friend of the 13-year-old to stand watch during an encounter in her classroom, the paper reported.

"I am a good and genuine person who made a mistake and regret it deeply", she said.

In a court filing, the mother of the 13-year-old victim said she found the plea deal to be too lenient.

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Zamora, in turn, apologized to the victims and their families, saying she was "not a threat to society", right before she was sentenced.

Zamora initially pleaded not guilty to the charges but later changed her plea to guilty.

"He will miss out on so many important emotions and feelings when it comes to relationships with women for the rest of his life - all because his trust was betrayed by sixth-grade school teacher", they wrote.

Zamora began grooming the boy by sending him suggestive texts on a school messaging app. Ms. Zamora and her husband had called the boy's father, pleading for him not to call police, the father told authorities.

Daniel Zamora was named in a lawsuit filed by the boy's family but the two parties have since settled for an undisclosed amount, the Arizona Republic reported.

In a statement read by Zamora's lawyer following her sentence, she hit out at the media for portraying her as a "monster" throughout the trial.

The district said in court records that the principal talked to the students about rumors of the relationship, but acknowledged he didn't immediately notify police or the victim's parents about the rumor.

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