Sex offender teacher takes on guardian role in Arizona prison

Former teacher Brittany Zamora, 30, was assigned as a guardian in prison despite a 20-year sentence for sexually abusing her 13-year-old student.

A former Arizona teacher serving a 20-year sentence for sexually abusing her 13-year-old student has spent time tutoring other inmates behind bars, prison records show.

Brittany Zamora, 30, was assigned as a guardian / educator between September 17 and October 14, according to online records in the Arizona Department of Corrections database.

The depraved former elementary school teacher helped education staff at the Arizona State Correctional Complex in Perryville, but only in supervised groups, the DOC said in a statement to Law and criminality, who first reported the mission.

“Inmate Zamora helped educational staff teach the inmate students in a group setting. She was directly supervised while working at all times by pedagogical instructors, and classrooms are regularly checked and monitored by security personnel, COIIs and / or supervisors, ”DOC said.

“Classrooms are also under video surveillance at all times and monitored by security personnel. “

According to DOC, Zamora requested the assignment of the job and was cleared following a protocol selection process.

She was found to meet the job requirements because she had no disciplinary problems during her incarceration, the agency said.

Zamora was arrested in March 2018 and charged with assaulting her sixth grader.

The victim told investigators that he and the 27-year-old married teacher repeatedly had sex in his car and in his classroom.

She pleaded guilty to sexual behavior with a minor and reduced charges of child abuse and public sexual indecency, and was sentenced in July 2019.

In May 2020, she filed for divorce from her four-year-old husband Daniel Zamora, calling the relationship “irreparably broken.”

Since Oct. 14, she has changed jobs on request and works as a assigned gatekeeper in the prison’s programs area, DOC said.

Records show that she has worked as a kitchen helper on four other occasions.

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