Board denies Altice's bid for parole in sex cases

Tuesday , January 31, 2017 - 5:23 PM12 comments

MARK SHENEFELT, Standard-Examiner Staff

DRAPER — Former Davis High School English teacher Brianne Altice will spend at least two more years in prison for having sexual relationships with three male students, the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole has decided.

An order signed Monday by Angela Miklos, board chair, set Altice’s next parole hearing for April 2019. The board told staff to prepare a sex offender treatment report to be completed by one month before the next hearing.

RELATED: Former Davis teacher admits responsibility for student sexual relationships

Altice pleaded guilty to three counts of forcible sexual abuse, all second-degree felonies, in April 2015. In July 2015, Judge Thomas L. Kay sentenced Altice to three prison terms of 1 to 15 years. She is housed at the Utah State Prison in Draper.

In her first parole hearing on Jan. 24 this year, Altice took responsibility for the relationships.

“I want to make this very, very clear,” she said. “This was my doing. This was no one else’s fault. This was not my ex-husband’s fault. This was not the school’s fault. This was not my students’ fault.‘

Altice, 37, of South Weber. said she was “extremely remorseful. I took advantage of (the students’) care and concern. I hope they can get the help they need to live full and productive lives.”

Altice, the Davis School District and several district officials are defendants in two federal civil rights lawsuits filed on behalf of two of the teenagers, one of whom is now an adult.

You can reach reporter Mark Shenefelt at mshenefelt@standard.net or 801 625-4224. Follow him on Twitter at @mshenefelt and like him on Facebook at facebook.com/SEmarkshenefelt.

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