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Brittany Zamora’s husband settled with victim’s family, attorneys say

Jul 15, 2019, 9:13 AM | Updated: 11:27 am
Brittany Zamora is sentenced to 20 years in prison in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Fr...
Brittany Zamora is sentenced to 20 years in prison in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Friday, July 12, 2019. Judge Sherry Stephens also handed down two lifetime terms of probation to the former Goodyear, Arizona, teacher for molesting a 13-year-old student. (AP Photo/Tom Tingle)
(AP Photo/Tom Tingle)

PHOENIX — Daniel Zamora, whose wife Brittany was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday for molesting a 13-year-old student, settled with the victim’s family, according to their attorneys.

The sixth grade teacher’s husband faced a lawsuit from the family alleging that he knew about her sexual relationship with the teenager at Las Brisas Academy in Goodyear and failed to report it.

An attorney for the family told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Monday that the settlement was for a confidential amount and is still subject to approval by a probate court.

The teacher’s husband allegedly called the victim’s parents and asked them not to report the molestation to the police.

The family also sued the Liberty Elementary School District for not properly following up on reports of the sexual relationship. Attorney Steven Weinberger told KTAR News that lawsuit is still ongoing.

“We’re going to litigate this case vigorously against the school district and we will turn over every stone and rock to get all the evidence we need to sustain our burden and prevail over the school district,” Weinberger said Friday.

He said the family is seeking $2.5 million in damages.

Brittany Zamora pleaded guilty June 11 to sexual conduct with a minor, attempted molestation and public sexual indecency. She was arrested in March.

A judge gave her the minimum sentence of 20 years Friday, while state prosecutors called for her to serve 27 years in prison.

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

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Taylor Kinnerup contributed to this report.

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Brittany Zamora’s husband settled with victim’s family, attorneys say