Brittany Zamora, a now 28-year-old former sixth-grade teacher, allegedly performed sex acts on the student multiple times in her car and her classroom at the Las Brisas Academy in the Phoenix suburb of Goodyear.
While staying after school to prepare for a talent show, the alleged victim and his friend were alone with Zamora in her classroom when the teacher and her student began kissing. They then asked the friend to stand guard while they had sex, the Arizona Republic reported Wednesday, citing newly released police interviews.
"They were just doing it," the friend reportedly told police. "It was very uncomfortable."
The friend refused to stand watch a second time when Zamora and the student asked him the next day, according to the report. The alleged victim confided in his friend that he and Zamora had sex again.
"It's, like, weird how a 27-year-old can, like, love a 13-year-old and do stuff," the friend said. "It's just crazy. She's not a good person."
"It's, like, weird how a 27-year-old can, like, love a 13-year-old and do stuff. It's just crazy. She's not a good person."
The friend told police that Zamora never attempted to assault him, but she did ask him if he was circumcised and showed him photos on her phone when he didn’t understand what she meant.
On another occasion, Zamora and the 13-year-old student fondled each other in the classroom while other students were watching a video and oblivious, according to the report. Other times the ex-teacher “touched his stuff” at her desk as she pretended to look for something in a drawer while the other students worked on a project just feet away, the alleged victim told police.
Police said Zamora sent the boy photos of herself naked and wearing lingerie, while the boy admitted to sending her naked pictures of himself. Goodyear police released screenshots of text messages sent between Zamora and the teen.
"Hey bby [sic]," he wrote to Zamora. "Thinking about your sexy self." He then asked when they could have sex again.
"I want you too baby so bad!" Zamora wrote back. "Whenever we can you know I'm down."
But the student’s parents had become suspicious of the boy’s behavior and had begun monitoring their son’s communications using Sentry Parental Control, a cellphone monitoring application. When the boy’s parents confronted him about the inappropriate messages, he admitted he was having sex with his teacher, the Republic reported.
Zamora was arrested in March 2018 and has since pleaded not guilty to a host of charges, including multiple counts of felony sexual conduct with a minor and molesting a child.
The parents of the student are seeking $2.5 million in damages against Zamora, her husband, who has pledged to stay with his wife, and the school district, the paper reported, citing a civil lawsuit filed last month.
Zamora remains in the Maricopa County Jail on a $250,000 bond.