Teen allegedly involved in sexual relationship with teacher testifies

Posted at 8:09 PM, Feb 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-20 00:15:30-05

KAYSVILLE, Utah -- A student faced his former high school teacher in court Wednesday and detailed an alleged, inappropriate and illegal sexual relationship.

Brianne Altice, 34, has been ordered to stand trial on several felony charges in connection with the alleged sexual relationship she had with a male student, who was 16 years old at the time and is now 17. The charges are three rape charges and a forcible sodomy charge.

The victim testified Wednesday, and he said he flirted with his English teacher repeatedly. He said she initially resisted his advances, but eventually they became involved. The alleged relationship escalated from flirting to sex during the second semester of the 2012-2013 school year at Davis High School.

The teen said things were consensual, but he said he transferred to another school after feeling guilty.

The teen testified that after his advances, including a kiss in the class room, Altice agreed to meet him in a church parking lot near the high school, where they allegedly had sex in the car. The teen testified they had other sexual encounters at Altice’s South Weber home between January and September of 2013.

Altice was arrested, and a detective testified Altice had confessed to having sex with the teen a few times. The school district placed Altice on paid administrative leave, and a judge has ordered her to stand trial.

Altice’s attorney, Ed Brass, said the case has altered the course of his client’s life.

“Her life’s ruined,” he said. “She’s done being a teacher. It’s affected her ability to be a parent to her children. This has had a terrible impact on her.”

FOX 13 News attempted to speak with Altice as she left the courtroom, but she did not comment. Gene Kennedy has more on this story, see the video above for his live report.