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Former West Valley teacher pleads guilty to sexual misconduct charges

Brittany Zamora (MCSO Photo)

PHOENIX — A former West Valley teacher who was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student pleaded guilty to misconduct charges Monday.

Brittany Zamora pleaded guilty to sexual conduct with a minor, attempted molestation and public sexual indecency, according to court documents.

Zamora, who was a sixth-grade teacher at Las Brisas Academy in Goodyear, was arrested in March.

Police documents state the alleged relationship between the teacher and the student began around February.

The student’s parents said they found text messages from the teacher that implied the pair were involved in a sexual relationship both on and off campus, and they reported it to the school’s principal, according to Goodyear police.

The victim and Zamora began talking on a classroom chat, according to police documents, and Zamora eventually sent explicit pictures.

Zamora, a Buckeye resident, taught at the school near Broadway and Citrus roads for less than one year, the court documents said. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2013.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 12.

The parents of the student filed a lawsuit against Liberty Elementary School District and Zamora’s husband in January, alleging that both parties did not do enough to investigate and report signs of the inappropriate behavior.

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