According to court papers, there were many people at Davis High School in Utah knew about Brianne Altice and her interest in her male students. However, it went unreported until one female classmate reported it to her grandmother, who in turn called the authorities.
Now, Brianne Altice, 35, is facing up to 45 years is jail after pleading guilty to three counts of second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse. Prosecutors dismissed 11 other counts in exchange for the deal. The former English teacher will be sentenced on May 28.
Prosecutors say Altice was allegedly having sex with three boys, ages 16 and 17. Originally charged with three counts of felony rape and one count of felony forcible sodomy, her attorney, Edward Brass, filed a motion to dismiss these charges. He cited that the state, “failed to establish probable cause to believe that the intercourse occurred without consent.” Brass has also stated that Altice gave in to one student’s advances. Lt. Paul Thompsom on the Kaysville Police Department believes it may have been the other way around, though.
Numerous reports also state that one of the students “reluctantly testified” against Altice, seeming to even think of her as a girlfriend at times. But make no mistake about it; when a teacher takes advantage of an underage student – whether the child consents or not – it’s abuse.
If you suspect that your child is getting special treatment from a teacher, it’s critical that you get involved immediately. Notify the school, the police and contact a skilled attorney who will fight for your family’s right to justice and compensation.