A former Arizona teacher who pleaded guilty for sex with a 13-year-old boy has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Brittany Zamora, 28, from Goodyear, receives the honor for the nearly 500 days she has already served.
& # 39; I am a good and sincere person who made a mistake and deeply regrets it, & # 39 ;, said Zamora during a Friday morning hearing, according to the Arizona Republic.
& # 39; I have lived my life with respect for and respect for every law. I am in no way a threat to society. & # 39;
After apologizing to the victims and her family, she told Judge Sherry Stephens that she is planning a new degree in prison so that she can start a new life when she leaves, the newspaper reported.
According to the terms of her conviction, she cannot be released on good conduct. This means that when Zarmora has finished serving her sentence, she will be 48 or 49 years old.
After being released, she must sign up as a sex offender and then serve two lifelong conditions for probation.
Former Arizona teacher Brittany Zamora, 28, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday after pleading guilty for sex with a 13-year-old boy. Pictured: Zamora wipes away tears after being sentenced to orison
After Zamora is released, she must register as a sex offender and begin two life sentences. She pleaded guilty last year after she was caught sending messages. Pictured: Zamora in court yesterday, left and in her mugshot, anyway
Zamora, who taught sixth grade at the Las Brisas Academy, was arrested in March 2018.
She was accused of having sex several times with the 13-year-old in a classroom, and on one occasion facing another student while serving as a lookout.
Zamora was caught when the victim's parents noticed that he was acting weird, so they installed an app on his phone, Sentry Parental Control, which checks message apps for & # 39; suspicious content or behavior & # 39 ;.
The Sentry app sends notifications from parents 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 function.
When the teen's parents received the reports about inappropriate texting, they confronted him.
That's when the teenager admitted having sex with Zamora.
Zamora was caught when the victim's parents noticed that he was acting strangely and installed an app that monitored message apps. Pictured: Zamora wipes a tear away while her lawyer, Belen Olmedo Guerra, strokes her shoulder on Friday
She was arrested in March 2018 and charged with sex with the teenager multiple times in a classroom (photo) and on one occasion for another student while serving as a viewer
The boys' parents were devastated.
He was not in court on Friday, but a lawyer read a victim's bulletin written by the mother.
& # 39; Brittany Zamora has betrayed our confidence and changed victim A forever & # 39; said the Arizona Republic statement.
& # 39; He used to be an innocent child and now she stole his innocence from him. I hate Brittany Zamora for what she did to my son and family. & # 39;
Both the mother and the father, who are divorced, asked that Zamora be given the maximum penalty.
She received the minimum penalty for her crimes, according to the Republic of Arizona.
& # 39; I hope that, to Brittany Zamora, you spend every moment of awakening in your prison, thinking of the terrible crime that you have committed that has caused you to fall behind bars, & # 39; said a statement from the boy's father, and read by a lawyer.
& # 39; Now you spend the rest of your childhood and most of your adulthood in prison … I don't allow you to interfere with my son's life. Good triumphs about evil and you are just a dark shadow and our family will beat you. & # 39;
Above some of the text messages have been exchanged between the teenage boy and Zamora
The teenager sent her love notes on clear post-its, including one that & # 39; U R SEXY! & # 39; which he gave her in class
Their affair began after Zamora told the students that she would not go to school the next day and that they could contact her using an app called Class Craft because they were bored according to the data.
Her messages with the boy soon became romantic and the couple began to have sex, public prosecutors claim.
District attorneys said the couple had even touched each other sexually once while other students in the class watched a video.
In an X-rated back and forth, Zamora told the boy that she wanted to have sex with him & # 39; every day without a time limit & # 39 ;.
& # 39; WJD? & # 39; she started a conversation with him, using the snake abbreviation for & # 39; what are you doing? & # 39;
He replied: & # 39; Think of your sexy self & # 39; and added two pink heart emoji & # 39; s.
& # 39; Aww baby (emoji with loving eyes from the heart) I wish you were with me, & # 39; she answered.
The boy answered: I want your bby. (sic) .. when can we f ** k again? & # 39 ;, this time adding two emoji & # 39; s of red heart to his message.
Zamora is married. According to the police, she had sex with the 13-year-old boy twice in her car outside his grandparents' house while her husband, Daniel (pictured together), was fishing
Zamora hit back: & # 39; I'd like you too, baby! When we can, you know I'm down, & with an red heart emoji.
She went further: & # 39; Just like you, I feel more sexy every day. & # 39;
& # 39; I really want to hear you, baby those times were not enough, & # 39; the boy answered her. She answered: & I don't have a baby either! I want you every day without a time limit. & # 39;
In another message, she told him she would quit her job to be together.
Zamora is shown after she was booked into jail in March when she told the police she was afraid she would be arrested because she & # 39; small & # 39; is
On two occasions she drove to his grandparents' house 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 called to tell her he would be home soon, according to the data.
They exchanged explicit photos, including images of Zamora in lingerie and nude, and the boy gave her love notes on brightly colored post-its which, according to police, contained messages including & # 39; you are sexy & # 39 ;.
Zamora told the police when she was arrested that she was nervous that she would not survive behind bars.
& # 39; I am small. They will tear me apart. & # 39;
She then asked & # 39; Can I have a lawyer? & # 39; when the interviewer stated: & # 39; I'm going to give you a chance to explain what happened. & # 39;
Before she was assisted by a police car officer who warned her that the step was big, she asked the police to help her move her hair in front of her face to avoid scaring waiting media.
Zamora even seems to smile at a certain moment.
All smiles: this is the moment when Zamora was arrested in March 2018
Zamora & # 39; s husband, Daniel, continued to support his wife despite the allegations.
& # 39; Don't discuss it with you & # 39 ;, her husband tells the police at some point. & # 39; Brittany is an adult. She is the best, the best person I have ever known, & he said.
It is unclear whether they are still together or not.
The boy's parents previously claimed that Daniel had called them and begged them not to report his wife to the police after seeing her sexual texts, saying they had made a mistake.
The parents told the police that Daniel & # 39; the father had harassed him by phone & # 39 ;, begged him not to go to the authorities and insisted that his wife & # 39; had made a big mistake but that children loved & # 39 ;, the documents said.
Daniel would also have suggested that he and the boy's father meet & # 39; and & # 39; arrange this & # 39; but the parent rejected his offer and hung it up.
The victim's family filed a lawsuit against Daniel for not informing the authorities when he heard the case.
The Republic of Arizona reports that it has recently established itself for an unspecified amount.
Zamora and her husband, whom she has known since she was sixteen, got married in 2015. They have no children.
Zamora & # 39; s husband defended her as detectives and said: & # 39; Bretagne is an adult. She is the best, the best person I have ever known & # 39;
The teacher married Daniel Zamora, whom she had known since she was 16, in 2015 (wedding photo)
The first-year teacher was charged with 10 counts of sexual behavior with a minor, two counts of molestation, two counts of supplying sexually explicit material to a minor and one measures public sexual indecency.
She initially pleaded not guilty.
Zamora (staff photo) handed in her state exam diploma last December
It was previously reported that on 8 February three students at the school complained to administrators about Zamora in favor of the 13-year-old.
Some students went so far as to say that they dated & # 39; or & # 39; in a relationship & # 39; with the teenager.
& # 39; Everyone is talking about having an inappropriate relationship outside the classroom and during the recess, & # 39; said one of the students, according to notes from director Tom Dickey in an interview.
& # 39; I have heard that other children in my class say they think they are dating & # 39 ;, says a different note.
The school chief interim inspector, Richard Rundhaug, said they had investigated the allegations at the time, but found no evidence of a romantic relationship.
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