Brittany Zamora was sentenced July 12 to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual conduct with a minor, attempted molestation of a child and public sexual indecency in connection to a sexual relationship with a young student.
“Today’s sentencing is fitting for an individual who exploited her position as a teacher to groom and then abuse a young teen student,” Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said. “Prosecutors and law enforcement will continue to be relentless in making Arizona the most unwelcome place for child sex predators.”
On March 21, 2018, police were alerted by school staff about a sexual relationship between a 13-year-old and his teacher after the victim’s parents found evidence of the relationship on their son’s phone using a parental monitoring app. The parents also received phone calls from the defendant trying to convince the victim’s family not to tell police about her actions.
Investigators learned the defendant had initially contacted the victim through text messages over a school break and started a sexual relationship soon after. The defendant had a sexual encounter with the victim at least once at school while another minor was in the room.