Arizona teacher who sent nudes and explicit texts to teen student divorces husband who stood by her during trial

Zamora has alleged that her relationship with her husband, Daniel Zamora, has been "broken beyond repair" without "hope of reconciliation"


                            Arizona teacher who sent nudes and explicit texts to teen student divorces husband who stood by her during trial
Brittany Zamora (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

A former Arizona high school teacher, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for having sex with a 13-year-old student, has reportedly filed for divorce from her husband, court documents state. According to a petition for the dissolution of marriage, Brittany Zamora has alleged that her relationship with her husband, Daniel Zamora, has been "broken beyond repair" without "hope of reconciliation." The petition was filed by Zamora late April in Maricopa County Family Court.

The report of the divorce filing comes nearly a year after Zamora began her 20-year-prison sentence in the Arizona State Prison Complex - Perryville, Goodyear. The 29-year-old was arrested in March 2018 and later pleaded guilty to sending sexually explicit messages to a sixth-grade student, molesting him, and grooming another minor in June 2019.

The filing states that Zamora and her husband, who have been married for four years, do not have any children together. Zamora, who is reportedly not changing her name at the moment, wrote in the petition that their home in Buckeye and all community property the pair had acquired during their marriage should belong to her husband after the divorce, AZ Central reported. According to a notice of service, Daniel was served with the petition for divorce on April 30. He has yet to respond to the request, court records suggest.

Zamora was convicted of three felony charges; sexual conduct with a minor, molestation of a child, and public sexual indecency. Considering the conditions of her sentencing, Zamora cannot be released on good behavior, meaning she will continue to serve her sentence until she is around 48 years old. 

It was revealed last year that Zamora had begged the boy's father to not call the authorities. The victim's father, according to voice recordings presented in court, had confronted Zamora over the phone as she pleaded with the man to settle the matter without the involvement of authorities.

After she is released from prison, the former teacher will be required to register as a sex offender and then she will begin to serve two-lifetime terms of probation. Zamora, who taught sixth-grade at Las Brisas Academy, was accused of having sexual intercourse with the 13-year-old multiple times in a classroom, and, on one occasion, in front of another student while he served as a lookout.  

The former teacher was caught when the victim's parents noticed that their child was acting strange. They eventually installed an app on his phone called Sentry Parental Control, which monitors messaging apps for "suspicious content or behavior." The app reportedly alerts parents when it detects suspicious images, online content or messages on a child's cellphone. 

When the Sentry app alerted the boy's parents to suspicious activity on the child's cellphone, they confronted their child about it and that's when the teen admitted to having sex with Zamora. 

According to documents obtained by the Arizona Republic, it was revealed that the former teacher may have been grooming another potential victim. The mother of of a male friend of the victim while talking to authorities had said that Zamora had promised to send her son naked pictures of her over the summer.

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