Brians, a third-year language-arts instructor at Buttonwillow School in Buttonwillow, Calif., was arrested yesterday and charged with committing a lewd or lascivious act with a child under the age of 14, a felony. Richard Wood said Brians, who is unmarried and had no previous disciplinary problems, was involved in “some type of romantic relationship” with the victim, and the alleged offense took place on school property.
He said that although Brians hugged her students routinely and had a swimming pool party last year at her house, she was always professional.“She was really the best teacher we had and might possibly ever have.
When, not if, she is proven innocent, me and my friend will be the first ones to see her.” (Alan Lopez, former student of Brians) Brians was booked on a 0,000 bail, and is slated for a court appearance tomorrow morning at Kern County Superior Court.
She joins a long list of women who have been accused or convicted of having illegal sexual activity with children.
Among the most well-known is the case of Debra Lafave, a 26-year-old reading teacher in Florida accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy in her classroom, car and at home.
Her plea deal sparing her jail time and giving her just house arrest was thrown out last week and her trial is now slated for April 10.
Other cases collected by WND from news reports include: Adrianne Hockett: Accused of having sex with a 16-year-old special-needs student in a Houston apartment she rented for the get-togethers.
The boy has testified the pair would “have sex, drink beer and smoke weed.” Amber Jennings, 31: Initially charged with having sex with a 16-year-old, the counts against the Sturbridge, Mass., woman were reduced to a single charge of disseminating harmful materials to a minor.
She reportedly admitted e-mailing naked photos of herself to a former student.
Amber Marshall, 23: Northwest Indiana woman allegedly had sexual contact, including intercourse, with several students, and turned herself into authorities, telling police she knew what she did was illegal.
Amira Sa’Di, 30: Clayton County, Ga., woman remarked she didn’t think her relationship was inappropriate based on her Internet research, learning the Peach State’s age of consent is 16.
Amy Gail Lilley, 36: Inverness, Fla., woman charged with an alleged relationship with a 15-year-old girl. J., woman accused of having sex in her apartment with a 14-year-old boy she met in school.