|Brianne Altice has made an emotional plea, claiming low self esteem led to her abusing three pupils (Picture: AP)|
A school teacher who was jailed for up to 30 years for having sex with three pupils said they made her feel good about herself. Brianne Altice, said she had sex with the pupils because she wanted to boost her ‘self-esteem’.
The 37-year-old mother of two said she practically lost sight of her values and principles as she sobbed uncontrollably.
Metro UK reports that Altice was described by one of the teens she abused as a ‘teacher with benefits’ as they continued sessions after she had already been arrested for under-age sex.
Her encounters with the teens behind her husband’s back included one in a church car park. And pupils at their school reportedly had a running joke of ‘Who is Ms. Altice sleeping with now?’ She was arrested after one of the boys described tattoos on her body.
|Brianne Altice appears in court during her sentencing (Picture: AP)|
The 16-year-also gave cops an accurate layout of the house where he said they had intercourse at least five times. Altice was arrested after he tipped off police in 2013 – and two 17-year-old students then came forward saying she had also been having sex with them.
She was fired shortly afterwards as an English teacher at a high school in Kaysville, Utah, and her husband filed for divorce and custody of their children. Altice was jailed in July 2015 after pleading guilty to three counts of forcible sexual abuse.