In the divorce filing last month, Brittany Zamora said that her marriage of four years is "broken beyond repair" without "hope of reconciliation."
- Brittany and Daniel Zamora did not have children, and she relinquished her claims to the family home and other shared property.
What she did: Zamora pleaded guilty last July to sexual conduct with a minor, molestation of a child and public sexual indecency.
- The boy's parents had alerted authorities after finding lewd text messages, including nude photos, from Zamora on their son's phone.
In one message, Zamora, who was 27-years-old at the time, told the boy she wanted to quit her job and have sex with him “every day with no time limit.”
The boy had texted her that he wanted her "so bad baby those times weren’t enough.”
Zamora once had sex with the boy in her classroom at Las Brisas Academy in Goodyear while another male student was in the room, according to court documents.
- On two occassions, Zamora drove to the boy's grandparents' house to have sex with him in her car while her husband was fishing.
- Her husband interrupted one of the liasons when he called to say he would be home soon.
A loyal husband: Daniel Zamora, stood by his wife, recordings released by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office showed.
As police were arresting Brittany Zamora outside the couple's home in March 2018, a body cam captured Daniel Zamora telling the officers: “Brittany is an adult. She’s the best, the best person I’ve ever known.”
Shortly before the arrest, Daniel Zamora urged the boys' parents in a recorded phone call not to report his wife's sexual abuse of their son.
- Zamora instead to the father that they "meet up" to "settle this."
- The father abvised Zamora to leave his wife, and then hung up on him.
During her trial, Brittany Zamora expressed shame and remorse for her actions.
Afterward, though, her lawyer blamed the boy for their sexual relationship, saying he was "not a child" but a "teenager" who "had boundary issues and was obsessed with Brittany."
A double standard?: A 2011 study by social psychologists at Southwestern University found “a reverse sexual double standard" in attitudes toward teacher sexual abuse.
According to the researchers, "male teachers are judged more harshly than female teachers for engaging in heterosexual intercourse with a student, "but only when the sexual contact was teacher initated."
A 2017 study funded by the U.S. Justice Department warned that women account for a significant and growing minority of the sexual abuse committed by educators against students.