A Utah schoolteacher accused of having sex with 3 students (underage, naturally) is in jail after a judge busted her continuing sexual relations with a victim while out on parole. At a pre-trial hearing Thursday, a judge ruled Brianne Altice will stand trial for the new charges of rape, unlawful sexual activity and dealing harmful material to a minor in addition to the other DOZEN felonies she already faced.
A young man, now 18 and a former cheerleader, was ‘very unhappy’ to testify against his former teacher, stating, ‘It’s ridiculous, she doesn’t deserve to be here.’
When asked to describe his relationship with Brianne Altice, the teenage boy said she was his ‘teacher with benefits.’
He told the court he had sex with Altice once prior to October 2013–when she was initially arrested–and then three more times after that December while she was out on bail.
At the end of the hearing, Altice was ordered jailed without bail, stating that Altice’s ‘willingness to continue to commit felony sexual offenses while on bail causes great concern that this defendant will continue and be a danger to the community.’
Altice’s attorney Edward Brass claims his clients defense is ‘That she never engaged in any inappropriate contact with either of her students …’ according to a motion filed, though she acknowledged to investigators that she had engaged in sex with the 16-year-old boy on two occasions. The teen was allegedly able to accurately describe the layout of Altice’s home to detectives as well as tattoos on her body. Brass states that police also would not let her care for children, call an attorney or use the restroom for nearly four hours as they questioned her.
Her next court date is January 22, when she’ll appear for a scheduling hearing. Members of the community are more than eager to put her away for a long time, especially given that she is not willing to stop contact with the victims. Her first arrest was in 2013, and more allegations came out in 2014 when a second student came forward.
Altice has lost her job, obviously, and her marriage has dissolved, double obviously.
H/T: Daily Mail
Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie