Teacher Who Admitted to Having Sex With Her Teen Student Blames His Parents

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A Utah teacher who admitted to having sex with three of her teenaged students is firing back at a lawsuit by one of her victims.  

37-year-old Brianne Altice pleaded guilty to three counts of forcible sexual abuse last April and is currently serving a minimum of two years in prison. In response to the lawsuit, she penned a two-page letter defending her actions. According to the Daily Mail, she put the blame on his parents by saying they never attended parent-teacher conferences and he confided in her over their strained relationship. The victim was 16 years old at the time.

She also denied wearing "risqué" clothing, saying she never received any complaints. Altice would go on to say that the unnamed student was something of a protector, helping to “thwart inappropriate comments directed at her.” She added that all three of them often told her "you’re hot" and "you’re sexy."

The former educator, who reportedly went on picnics and dates with her victims, maintains that she meant no ill will by her actions. The boy and his parents disagree, which is why they are suing for emotional trauma. In the lawsuit, they claim her behavior turned into a running joke of "Who is Ms. Altice sleeping with now?"

Because she pleaded out, Altice evaded 11 other felony charges including first-degree felony rape. Her next parole hearing is in January 2017 and she faces 30 years in prison. 

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