At Zamora's sentencing, the mother of one of the children said the teacher used her power over the boys as a weapon.
Zamora was caught when the victim's parents noticed he was acting unusual, leading them to install an app on his phone called Sentry Parental Control, which monitors messaging apps for "suspicious content or behavior".
Former teacher Brittany Zamora was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing a student.
'I am a good and genuine person who made a mistake and regret it deeply, ' Zamora told the court in Maricopa County before sentencing, according to the media outlet.
- 12 News (@12News) July 12, 2019Brittany Zamora, a former 6th-grade teacher in Arizona, was just sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing her 13-year-old student. "I lived my life respecting and trying to obey every law".
Zamora has been behind bars since her arrest and will get credit for time served.
She will be nearly 50-years-old when she's sprung. "I'm not a threat to society by any means".
A judge Friday opted not to give Brittany Ann Zamora the maximum sentence possible under a plea agreement arising from multiple sexual encounters with the boy in a classroom at Las Brisas Academy in Goodyear and in her auto in 2018.
Once, Zamora performed oral sex on the boy while another boy kept watch.
"Before, he was an innocent child, and now she stole his innocence from him".
Zamora with her hubby in happier times. She told the judge that her actions were out of character and said she'd like to attend counseling.