Texas Teacher Accused of Group Sex With Students
Evidence includes video of her alleged encounter with teens
By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2012 11:00 AM CDT
Texas teacher allegedly had group sex with several of her students.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A startling case out of Texas: Former high school teacher Brittni Colleps, 28, could face up to 20 years behind bars after being accused of having group sex with four of her students, and a separate encounter with a fifth. Prosecutors in the case showed jurors cell phone footage of the alleged incident, which they say took place at the English teacher's Arlington home while her husband and three children were away. She faces charges of inappropriate contact with students, not statutory rape, because all of the students involved were over 18, reports ABC News.

In typical high school fashion, police were alerted to the case after one of the students involved bragged about the encounter to a friend, who wrote about it in her diary, which was then found by a teacher. Some of the students themselves took to the stand during the trial, and they had some interesting tidbits to share. One said that Colleps told him that he had something she "craved." Another said the encounter came after an escalating relationship with Colleps via text message. A third stands by the teacher, saying she didn't commit a crime.