Brittany Zamora sexual misconduct: Revealed texts reveal an Arizona sixth grade teacher luring a 13 year old boy into illicit trysts.
Disclosed text messages have revealed how an Arizona sixth grade teacher allegedly lured a 13 year old boy into sexual romps.
Brittany Zamora, a 27-year-old married teacher, was arrested in March after her victim’s parents discovered explicit text messages and lewd photos of his teacher on his phone and filed a police report.
New documents obtained by KPNX reveal Zamora asked her students at Las Brisas Academy to text her because she would be absent and ‘bored’.
Messages between the teacher and one student turned ‘really intense’ according to the boy, who said he is unsure of how their relationship escalated.
Documents show Zamora sending messages which read, ‘OMG, I love you,’ and ‘Omg lol you’re so cute baby.’
Another read: ‘I wish you could’ve stayed after with me.’
The student then replied: ‘Me too. I wish I could just hang out with you whenever we wanted.’
Brittany Zamora sexual misconduct: A series of illicit trysts.
According to police, Zamora had sex with the student on at least four occasions, from about February 1 to March 8 – including performing a sex act on him in a classroom and in her car.
Zamora is also said to have sent the boy nude pictures of herself, and other explicit text messages referencing physical acts.
After one of their trysts, the boy sent Zamora a text saying he wanted to have intercourse with her again. Responded the teacher, ‘I know baby! I want you every day with no time limit…If I could quit my job and (have sex with) you all day long, I would.’
The teen said Zamora had reached out to him once at midnight, drove to his grandparent’s home where he would then sneak out to be with her.
The first-year teacher was charged with 10 counts of sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of molestation, two counts of furnishing sexually explicit material to a minor and one count public sexual indecency. She pleaded not guilty.
Brittany Zamora sexual misconduct: Did a school fail to stop teacher?
Court papers filed on behalf of the victim’s family in August allege that the school district could have put an end to the alleged molestation, given that most of the sexual encounters between Zamora and her student took place after the principal first heard about their alleged relationship from other students.
‘It was preventable,’ plaintiffs’ attorney Michael Medina told The Arizona Republic. ‘We want to hold the school district accountable so this never happens again in the future.’
Notice of the illicit trysts came after the boy’s parents noticed their son acting strange, leading them to discover the text messages on their son’s phone courtesy of an app called Sentry Parental Control, which monitors messaging apps for ‘suspicious content or behavior’.
It was previously reported that on February 8, three students at the school complained to administrators about Zamora favoring the 13-year-old.
Some of the students went so far as to say that she was ‘dating’ or ‘in a relationship’ with the teen.
‘Everyone talks about them having an inappropriate relationship outside of class and at recess,’ one of the students said, according to notes taken by Principal Tom Dickey in an interview.
I’ve heard other kids in my class say that they think they are dating,’ another note reads.
The school district interim superintendent, Richard Rundhaug, told the Republic that they investigated the allegations at the time, but found no evidence of a romantic relationship.
‘We did investigate. We determined there were some elements of favoritism, and we gave the teacher some very specific direction on not allowing that favoritism to continue, and then we monitored to make sure those directions were followed,’ Rundhaug said.
‘Whenever we became aware of information, our response was pretty quick,’ he added.
A second student later came forward to police saying he had witnessed Zamora having sex with the 13-year-old and admitted to receiving naked photos from the woman as well.
Daniel Zamora pleads on his wife’s behalf: ‘She made a big mistake!’
The boy’s parents previously claimed Zamora’s husband Daniel called them and begged them not to report his wife to police after they saw her sexual texts, saying she had made a mistake
The parents told police that Zamora’s husband ‘harassed’ the father over the phone, begging him not to go to the authorities and insisting that his wife had ‘made a big mistake, but that she loved the kids,’ according to the documents.
Daniel Zamora also allegedly suggested that he and the boy’s dad ‘meet up’ and ‘settle this,’ but the parent turned down his offer and hung up on him.
Zamora and her husband, who she has known she was 16, married in 2015. They don’t have any children.
Not immediately clear is what ultimately led to the sixth grade teacher abusing her position of authority, trust and power to subjugate her male victim.