Husband Defends Texas Teacher Involved in Group Sex Scandal

Brittni Colleps was found guilty of inappropriate relations between teachers and students.
3:00 | 08/18/12

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medals he won at the on limp snix we'll tell you about that. We're going to start with the trial in texas. Brittany had group sex with five or her students, four of them from the football team. More surprising here, the man coming to her defense? Her husband. John mull sir on the story this morning. Good morning, sir. Good morning. No one is defending the shocking behavior. The question is, does the crime fit the punishment. Texas law prohibits inappropriate relationships between teachers and students but the students were legally adults. Is this a prison-worthy on faens. Five years. We do not recommend community supervision. Reporter: Five years, no parole for the high school english teacher guilty of a texas law prohibiting inappropriate relationships with opportunities. Shed a sex with five of them, all 18 years of age. She did it while her husband was away, serving in iraq. He wept on the stand. Every ounce of my being. Reporter: Her husband begging for leniency. I'm asking you the give her probation. Why? Because it's not mine or my children's fault. Reporter: Then an appeal from brittni collepss' mother. I'm asking you to have mercy for her kids. They need their mom. Reporter: Should she go to prison for having sex with 18-year-olds who were legally of age. Three testified she did nothing wrong. You were excited to be there. Yes. You were happy to be there is that right? Yes, ma'am. Reporter: The teacher's own attorney saying it was not statutory rape. These were not boys. These were not children. These were grown men who connived, conspired, and worked with each other to be with this Reporter: But in the end, it was prison. Prosecutors saying the sentence was just. She violated rules teachers must abide by. You can't have people like her looking to find -- find her sexual enjoyment in schools. All right, technically, the judge could have put her away for life if he gave her the maximum. You could make the argument that five years is a lenient senten sentence. Don't tell that to brittni or her family.

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