Brittany Zamora, 27, a teacher from Arizona, has been accused of having sex with a 13-year-old student on three occasions and performing oral sex on him in a classroom
The family of a 13-year-old boy whose teacher allegedly performed oral sex on him in a classroom have branded the married woman a ‘monster’ and called for her to be locked up for life.
The child’s father and stepmother broke their silence a week after Brittany Zamora, 27, was arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing the student at Las Brisas Academy Elementary School in Goodyear, Arizona.
The pair reported Zamora after they found her lewd text messages on their son’s phone, and now plan to file a civil lawsuit against the school district for failing to stop the alleged abuse.
The boy’s father, who asked to remain anonymous, told AZFamily: ‘You teach your kids there’s no such thing as monsters at all. But in the real world, there are monsters. Brittany Zamora is a monster.’
According to the stepmother, who also asked not to be named, Zamora began grooming her pupil using a classroom group chat.
‘It just progressed from there,’ she said. ‘He was taken advantage of. She was just using him for her own grotesque benefits.’
Court documents state Zamora had sex with her student on three occasions and performed oral sex in the classroom and in her car between February 1 and March 1.
At her initial court appearance on Friday (pictured above), Zamora said: ‘I’d love to go home to my husband.’ The child’s parents have slammed Zamora and called her a ‘monster’
The father added: ‘A big thing for us is that we want people to understand, just because it’s a boy makes no difference.
‘It’s the same. It’s a 13-year-old child who got taken advantage by a monster. I want her to spend the rest of her life in prison.’
The boy’s parents recently 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.
During one text exchange, which presumably followed one of the pair’s alleged sex romps, the boy wrote that he wanted to have sex with her again.
‘I know baby! I want you every day with no time limit,’ Zamora was alleged to have responded to him, reported AZcentral.com.
She also allegedly wrote to him: ‘If I could quit my job and (have sex with) you all day long, I would,’ according to court records.
Zamora had been at Las Brisas Academy Elementary School for less than a year
When interviewed by police, the boy claimed his relationship with his teacher started when Zamora began ‘flirting’ with him in a classroom chat group.
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.
The parents of the alleged victim 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 made her initial court appearance on Friday, telling a court commissioner: ‘I’d love to go home to my husband.’
Her bond was set at $250,000 and she is due back in court on Thursday morning.
The boy’s parents learned of the alleged inappropriate relationship after an app they used to monitor their son’s text messages alerted them to certain key words of a sexual nature, officials said.
They took screenshots of the texts, which reportedly implied the relationship was physical and had taken place both on and off school grounds.
The teacher married Daniel Zamora, who she knew since she was 16, in 2015
‘The text messages found are sexual in nature [and] allege an ongoing relationship between the two,’ said Lisa Kutis of the Goodyear Police Department.
Superintendent Dr. Richard Rundhaug said school officials asked Zamora to come in to the school for a meeting with the principal on Thursday but she was arrested before.
‘While employee privacy law does not allow us to comment on the employee issues, we have taken the corrective steps to separate the students and staff member,’ the school said in a statement posted to their website.
Zamora had taught at the Goodyear school for less than a year.
According to Fox10, Zamora was known by parents as a wife and teacher of the year. They said she was the ‘most sought-out’ sixth-grade teacher.
Zamora was taken into custody hours after the boy’s parents reported the relationship to the school principal
Students who spoke to the local media outlet said Zamora’s relationship with the student in question seemed irregular.
‘We all had suspicions, because they were really close,’ one unnamed female student told Fox10. ‘I hoped it was just rumors going around school.’
Zamora faces two counts of molestation of a child, one count of furnishing harmful material and nine counts of sexual conduct with a minor.
She married Daniel Zamora, whom she has known since she was 16, in 2015. They don’t have any children.
‘From the moment we first saw each other, we had been falling for one another. So, it was only appropriate to ask Brittany [to marry me] while falling; a.k.a. skydiving,’ Daniel wrote on a blog about his over-the-top marriage proposal.
Students who spoke to the local media outlet said Zamora’s relationship with the student in question seemed irregular (pictured is Las Brisas Academy)