Newly released police documents detail the explicit messages Arizona teacher Brittany Zamora sent to the underage student, luring him into a midnight sexual romp
Text messages reveal how a former Arizona sixth-grade teacher accused of having sex with her 13-year-old student lured the boy into.
Brittany Zamora’s, a 27-year-old married teacher, was arrested in March after the victim’s parents discovered explicit text messages and nude photos of his teacher on his phone and filed a police report.
New documents obtained by KPNX show Zamora asked her students at Las Brisas Acadmey to text her because she would be absent and ‘bored’.
Messages between the disgraced teacher and student turned ‘really intense’ according to the boy, who said he was unsure of how their relationship escalated.
Documents show Zamora sent the boy 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.’
According to police, Zamora had sex with the student on at least four occasions, from about February 1 to March 8 – including performing oral sex on him in a classroom and in her car.
The plaintiffs’ court filing accuses officials at Liberty Elementary School District of failing to report the alleged abuse to the police in a timely fashion
Zamora, 27, was arrested in late March after the victim’s parents discovered explicit texts from the teacher on the boy’s phone
Zamora is also said to have sent the boy nude pictures of herself, and other sexually explicit text messages referencing sex acts.
After one of their trysts, the boy sent Zamora a text saying he wanted to have sex with her again. This was her response: ‘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 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.
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.’
Zamora, pictured in Facebook photos, has pleaded not guilty to the charges against her and is set to go to trial in November
The boy’s parents noticed he was acting strange, leading them to discover the text messages on his phone thanks to 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.
The teacher married Daniel Zamora, who she knew since she was 16, in 2015 (wedding photo)
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 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.