Teacher, 30, serving 20-year sentence for having sex with a 13-year-old male student is now tutoring fellow inmates behind bars
- Brittany Zamora, 30, jailed in July 2019 for sex with her 13-year-old male student
- She is serving 20 years at Arizona State Prison Complex and asked to tutor
- Arizona Department of Corrections recorded work as a tutor in group settings
- Zamora has now changed to work as a porter after doing the job before
A teacher jailed for 20 years for sexually abusing her 13-year-old male student has been tutoring fellow prisoners behind bars, prison records show.
Cops arrested Brittany Zamora, 30, from Goodyear, in March 2018 for sexually abusing the male sixth-grade student.
She was arrested after her victim’s parents contacted authorities when they saw text messages between the pair.
The student of Las Brisas Academy, Goodyear, told investigators that he and Zamora, who was 27 at the time, had sex in her car and class several times.
Zamora was sentenced to 20 years in jail in July 2019 after pleading guilty to sexual conduct with a minor and reduced charges of public sexual indecency and molestation of a child.
Cops arrested Brittany Zamora, 30, (pictured left at her sentencing) from Goodyear, in March 2018 for sexually abusing a sixth-grade student. According to the Arizona Department of Corrections (pictured right) database, Zamora was assigned as a tutor/educator between September 17 and October 14rding
She said at a hearing at Maricopa Superior Court, Phoenix in 2019: ‘I am a good and genuine person who made a mistake and regret it deeply.
‘I lived my life respecting and trying to obey every law. I’m not a threat to society by any means.’
After apologizing to the victims and her family, she told Judge Sherry Stephens that she planned to earn a new degree in prison so she could start a new life when she got out, reported the Arizona Republic.
The student of Las Brisas Academy, Goodyear (pictured) told investigators that he and Zamora, who was 27 at the time, had sex in her car and class several times
She cannot be released on good behavior and will be released from prison when she is 48 or 49 years old.
When she is out of prison, Zamora will have to register as a sex offender and then serve two lifetime terms of probation.
The 30-year-old filed for divorce from her husband of four years from behind bars in May 2020 and said their relationship was broken beyond repair.
The ex-elementary teacher, jailed at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Perryville, assisted education staff in group settings, the DOC said in a statement to Law & Crime, which first reported her being assigned to the role.
According to the Arizona Department of Corrections database, Zamora was assigned as a tutor/educator between September 17 and October 14.
Zamora (pictured left at her sentencing and right in her mugshot) was sentenced to 20 years in jail in July 2019 at Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix, after pleading guilty to sexual conduct with a minor and reduced charges of public sexual indecency and molestation of a child. She cannot be released on good behavior and will be released from prison when she is 48 or 49 years old
A DOC spokesperson said: ‘Inmate Zamora assisted the education staff in teaching the inmate students, in a group setting.
‘She was directly supervised while working at all times by educational instructors, and the classrooms are routinely checked and monitored by Security staff, COII’s and/or supervisors.
‘The education classrooms are also under video surveillance at all times and monitored by security staff.’
Zamora requested to do the work, according to the DOC, and was approved following a screening process.
The agency said she met the requirements for the role because she had not faced any disciplinary issues while she was imprisoned.
She switched jobs on October 14 after being asked and is now working as the porter for the programs area of the prison, according to the DOC.
On four other occasions she previously worked as a kitchen helper, according to records.