High School Teacher, Brianna Altice, Faces Rape Charges After Alleged Sexual Relationship With Student [PHOTO]

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High school teacher Brianne Altice, 34, has been charged with three counts of rape, a first-degree felony, after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. Altice, who teaches English at Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah, was placed on paid administrative leave. Police are investigating whether there are more victims.

The student was able to describe the interior of Altice’s home as well as her tattoos to detectives. It is believed they had sex on at least three occasions between January 2012 and October 2013.

Altice had been married, but her husband filed for divorce in November after the allegations came to light.

“Anytime a story surfaces like this ... I think it all causes us concern because these are members of the community that are held to a higher standard,” district spokesman Chris Williams told Deseret News.

Earlier this month, Ethel Anderson, a former teacher from Riverside, Fla., was sentenced to 38 years in prison after being found guilty of having sex with a 12-year-old boy who is now 14. Anderson, 31, taught at Mango Elementary School and was a language arts teacher.

Prosecutors found more than 200 pages of sexual text messages between the teacher and the victim, who had a three-month relationship. Anderson said the messages were “sexual therapy” to motivate the troubled student.

At Anderson's sentencing, the victim’s mother expressed her feelings: "'Anger and hatred don't even begin to explain how I feel about what you took from my son,'” she said in a statement read at the sentencing. “His innocence is lost forever.”

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