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Jailed teacher who sexually abused students now seeks parole

“This was my doing. This was no-one else’s fault but my own.”

By Ellie McDonald
In 2013, former school teacher Brianne Altice was arrested, and later plead guilty to the forcible sex abuse of three of her male students, who, at the time, were aged between 16 and 17.
The former Utah English teacher is currently serving a two- to 30-year prison sentence in the US.
In an emotional plea to the parole court judge, the mother-of-two fought back tears as she told the court she was "very remorseful” for “the decisions I made that brought us here”.
“I clearly lost sight of all my values and my principles and was seeking inappropriate means to address my own issues, issues I’m very aware of now,” she began.
“This was my doing,” Altice, 36, continued. “This was no one else’s fault but my own.”
“This was not my ex-husband’s fault, or the school’s fault, or my students’ fault. These were my poor, poor decisions.”
“I had extreme self-esteem issues, and they [the victims] said things that made me feel good about myself,” she said.
“I just started to justify everything. I wasn’t functioning in a healthy adult manner at all.”
Prior to her arrest, Altice confessed to having sex with one of the teenage boys in a church carpark and twice during the school’s lunch hour.
She is now receiving therapy at the Utah jail where she is being held and, if granted bail, plans to live in a home owned by her parents. She also plans to continue sex offender treatment.
According to FOX 13 Now two out of the three boys have filed lawsuits against Altice and the school where Altice taught and they attended.

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