The former Davis County teacher was arrested again for sexual misconduct with a minor, after more allegations recently surfaced. However, what’s surprising is that this new crime was allegedly committed while Brianne was out on bail awaiting trial for previous charges that pertained to the exact same crime. Brianne had previously posted bail for alleged sex crimes with a 17-year-old boy, one of three alleged victims.
Because the alleged crimes happened when Altice was out on bail on the other charges — which include five counts of first-degree felony rape, two counts of first-degree felony forcible sodomy and three counts of second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse — prosecutors had asked that a no-bail hold be placed on the former teacher.
However, on Wednesday she once again managed to post bail of $10,000. It is quite bizarre to note that the judge allowed a bail hearing in light of the exact same allegations for which she was out on bail earlier.
Brianne is now facing more charges for sexual misconduct with a minor: three counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor and one count of dealing in material harmful to a minor, all third-degree felonies. Court documents state, in this instance, Altice is accused of having sex with the minor on two different occasions as well as performing oral sex with the teen between November 1, 2013 and August 25, 2014. She is also accused of sending the boy a text message with a photograph of her breasts on June 7, 2014.
Brianne was initially arrested in October 2013, and criminal charges were filed against her two months later after a 16-year-old boy told police he had several sexual encounters with her between January and September of 2013. A year later, a second teen testified at a preliminary hearing that he was 17-years-old when a relationship with Brianne took place between April and June of last year. He confessed that while the relationship began with seemingly innocent kissing in-between periods, eventually it led to intercourse.
The charges against Brianne are quite severe, and if found guilty, she faces up to life in prison. As is always the case, she has denied any wrongdoing via her attorney Edward Brass.
“It is her defense that they did not happen at all. That she never engaged in any inappropriate contact with either of her students…”
Interestingly, prosecutors maintain Brianne acknowledged to investigators that she had engaged in sex with the 16-year-old boy on two occasions. However, Brass wants the court to dismiss those statements since he claims she was intimidated by the eight to 10 male officers who came to her home last October to interview her about the allegations.
[Image Credit | Davis County Jail, Benjamin Zack /AP]