US teacher guilty of group sex jailed for 5 years
Washington: An English teacher from Texas, who has been accused of having sex with five of her male students, has been sentenced to five years in jail.
Brittni Colleps, 28, was convicted of 16 counts of having improper relationships with students.
Since the young men were all 18 at the time, she was not charged with statutory rape.
The jury did not recommend a fine or community supervision.
The case against Colleps has been filled with graphic testimony and cellphone video that allegedly showed Colleps having group sex with the four students in her home during April and May of 2011. The fifth student had a sexual encounter with Colleps on a separate occasion, ABC News reported.
Prosecutors said the group sex occurred while her children and husband, an Army specialist, were away.
One student, who testified during sentencing, told the judge that he did not want to see Colleps go to jail.
“I don’t want to see her do jail time, probation is enough for me,” he said.
He said he felt responsible for what had happened to Colleps.