FARMINGTON – A judge denied a motion to dismiss rape and sodomy charges against a former Davis High School teacher on Tuesday.
The case against Brianne Land Altice will proceed and the former teacher will stand trial for allegedly having sex with a male student, following a judge’s refusal to dismiss the charges.
Brianne Land Altice is accused of rape and sodomy of a child after investigators say she had sex with a student in 2013.
In a court hearing on Tuesday, 2nd District Court Judge Thomas Kay ruled on a motion from Altice’s lawyer Ed Brass, who argued that his client was enticed into the sexual relationship by the student.
Kay denied Brass’ motion, and ordered a jury trial for Altice on September 15. A motion hearing was also scheduled for August 7.
At a preliminary hearing on Feb. 19, the teenage boy testified to having had sex with the former teacher on several occasions between January and September of 2013.
The boy testified that they began meeting before school in a nearby church parking lot to engage in sexual intercourse.
Altice was hired by the Davis School District District in 2004 and transferred to Davis High School in 2012.
She was fired from her job following the allegations. Altice's husband filed for divorce and sued for custody of their children on Nov. 1, 2013. That case was finalized on Dec. 20, 2013.