Teacher Admits To Sleeping With Three Students, Could Face 45 Years
A teacher who had been accused of sleeping with three of his students aged between 16 to18 could face up to 45 years in prison.
The Associated Press is reporting that Brianne Altice, the teacher in question, has agreed to a plea deal during a teary-eyed court session appearance on Wednesday.
The teacher admitted to being guilty of three counts of forcible sexual abuse which also included snap chatting naked pictures of herself and sodomy. The Sodomy charge was brought about due to the fact that the state of Utah sees an incidence in which a minor, who is below the age of 14-years, is engaged in sexual acts, including oral by an elderly person as sodomy.
That said, it is good to note that there are currently pending civil lawsuits against the school district for the part it played in allowing students to be exposed to Altice, as apparently “who is Ms. Altice sleeping with now” was an ongoing maxim among the students at the school.
Alticed is set to be sentenced on 28th May this year and she faces a possible 5 years sentence for each of the three cases.
The oldest one of the three students who engaged in sexual acts with Altice was 18-years old and according to police reports, he was not upset with the actions of Altice, in fact he was quoted characterizing Altice as “a teacher with benefits”. He also helped the police by exactly describing the tattoos on Altice’s body.
According to Edward Brass, Altice’s attorney, the teacher meant no harm to the students. “She doesn’t present a danger to anyone,” Brass told the court. “That young man is an adult,” he said.