Thirty-six-year-old Brianne Altice is serving a two to 30 years after admitting to having forcible sex with not one, not two, but three male students, ages 16 – 17. She initially faced 14 felony charges, including five counts of rape.
Altice was teaching at Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah when she began the sexual relationships with the three students. She pled guilty to forcible sexual abuse of her teenage victims but is now mounting a strange defense as she faces a lawsuit from one of her victims and his parents.
Altice stated that she cannot afford an attorney but submitted a two-page handwritten document as part of her defense. In it, she claimed she had “no evil or malicious” intent when she sexually abused the boy but that isn’t the baffling and disgusting part of her defense of her actions.
She said the boy had come to her for advice on his difficult relationship with his parents, and described how he would stand up for her in school by “thwart[ing] inappropriate comments directed at her”.
“Ms. Altice expressed and advised [the boy] to communicate with his parents and continue to do his best in school,” the teacher wrote, adding the boy’s grades showed improvement while she was his teacher.
Yes. Ms. Altice defends sexually abusing a student by saying that his grades improved.
The victim and his parents are suing not only Altice, but also the school claiming that school officials were informed about the inappropriate relationship, but did nothing. School officials contend they had no knowledge of Altice’s sexual abuse of the teenage boys.
A trial date has yet to be set in this lawsuit.