Female Teacher Speaks Out After Avoiding Jail For Having Sex With Children

Samantha Ciotta pleaded guilty to three felonies and was sentenced to zero jail time on Thursday.

Beaumont, CA – A 32-year-old teacher from Beaumont High School pleaded guilty to having sex with an underage student on Thursday as part of plea deal that will keep the mother of two from doing actual jail time.

Former English teach Samantha Ciotta pleaded guilty to three felony counts of unlawful intercourse with a minor on May 10, the Banning Patch reported.

Ciotta was sentenced to 180 days in a sheriff's work release program and four years’ probation.

Her probation terms included a protective order that prohibited all contact with the student for the next 10 years, The Press-Enterprise reported.

Ciotta was initially arrested in September of 2017 after a Snapchat video of her partying with two students became a hot topic of gossip at the high school, the Banning Patch reported.

According to one of the arrest warrants, the investigation began after a relative of the 16-year-old male victim sent a text message asking if the rumors were true, and received a strange reply, which turned out to be from Ciotta’s husband.

He was trying to figure out what was going on between the student and his wife, the Banning Patch reported.

The boy's relative went to the police and said she thought Ciotta's husband was using the boy's iPhone, public records show.

The text from the husband stated that he "needed to know the extent of what happened … I deserve that much. I'm not mad at [the boy]. Not even a little bit,” the Banning Patch reported.

Initially, the teen denied the relationship with Ciotta when he was questioned. However, he stopped covering for his teacher-girlfriend after he found out she also had sex with his 19-year-old friend, The Press-Enterprise reported.

The Banning Patch reported that Ciotta told people herchild victim "had ruined her life," according to documents filed in support of a search warrant.

The teenage boy eventually told police he had sex with the married English teacher at least five times, but said he didn’t remember exactly how many times because he was usually under the influence during their sexual encounters, public records showed.

During their investigation into the teacher’s relationship with the underage student, Beaumont police served no less than seven search warrants, according to documents obtained by the Banning Patch.

Police searched Ciotta's home, and swabbed her SUV for DNA samples. Investigators also combed through the teacher’s cell phone.

Ciotta’s guilty plea came right after her now-17-year-old victim filed a lawsuit against Beaumont Unified School District, Beaumont High School Principal Christina Pierce, and Vice Principal Ian Young that alleged the sexual abuse had been reported to school administrators by his guardian and at least one other teacher, but nothing was done to intervene, the Banning Patch reported.

Attorneys for the victim said school administrators ignored several "red flags… showing that the relationship between Ms. Ciotta and our client was becoming inappropriate."

“There's likely to be more information that comes out, but it is clear that there were unusual things happening where he was not going to other classes and spending virtually the entire school day in her classroom," Attorney Roger Booth told the Banning Patch. "In our view the school district let him down; given the tough life he had, this is not what he needed from his high school experience."

In the meantime, Ciotta must report to the sheriff’s department by June 8 to begin her work release, according to John Hall of the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.

The former teacher has lost her teaching license, and her husband filed for divorce in October of 2017, the Banning Patch reported.

To satisfy her plea agreement, Ciotta must complete approximately six months in a work-release "alternative to jail" program run by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, and do 90 hours of community service.

Additionally, the judge ordered that Ciotta may "have no contact with any unrelated minors via any form of social media," the district attorney’s office told the Banning Patch.

Ciotta told the Banning Patch she was relieved to have the case over with, and sent them a statement via text that indicated she was concentrating on moving forward.

“There are so many facets to this story-- most of which were created by rumors and the media. I have learned a lot throughout the year-- more about myself and more about those who have committed their loyalty to me from the start-- with no questions asked. I would do anything to keep my children safe and by my side, even if that means sacrificing my words and becoming silent when all I really wanted to do was tell my story," Ciotta wrote.

“I have a long journey ahead of me-- one that requires the love and support from those who have surrounded me, as well starting an entirely new life with my children. My family and friends' strengths continue to prevail and I am beyond thankful for their love and support. I do pray for ALL of those who were involved in the case. I will take what has happened and use the experiences and lessons learned to give back to the community,” the former teacher continued.

“At the end of the day, we all bleed red-- we are all human. At the end of the day, I would hope that we all have positive intentions in and throughout our daily lives,” Ciotta finished.

Comments (49)
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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

"Becky sleeps with high school student" happens with so much frequency, i could set my watch to it.

EMarie
EMarie

Sick b!+(h still has her kids. SHE IS A CHILD MOLESTER! A PEDOPHILE! A RAPIST! BUT SHE STILL HAS HER CHILDREN!

mauiisl
mauiisl

This 'teacher' was taught, from an early age, by liberal saturated Popular Culture, that anything and everything is ok. She grew up in a soft-porn environment, hell, elementary schools are teaching sexual exploration with no boundaries except for being 'safe.'

Why do we continue to be surprised?

auric22
auric22

If she was a male teacher - jail time would be extensive. Double standard in spades, Not right, fair or acceptable. Anything goes in liberal Moonbeam Land. Shame on you.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@mauiisl
You're conflating a bunch of topics that don't belong anywhere near each other. Child molestation has nothing to do with soft porn, or hardcore porn, or sexual exploration or sexual safety (which in my opinion, the latter should definitely be taught in schools because teaching only abstinence is bullshit).

Child molestation has been around longer than all those things you named.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@auric22
First question, what is a moonbeam?

Second statement, being liberal or conservative has nothing to do with being a child molester. But if you had to attach pedophilia to a political party (as ridiculous as this is) it's definitely a conservative practice. All that chastity has y'all pent up.

John-Brown
John-Brown

Highest_Retard, how many times are you going to ask, "what is a moonbeam?"? As you have been told before, YOUR governor has had the nickname since the late 1970's. To my recollection, it is a term that comes from Chicago politics. Look it up if you want to know more, moonbeam.

LEO0301
LEO0301

This is an all to familiar story. Why a married teacher with children would find the need to cheat on her husband with a child is mind boggling. I really wish the courts would be more consistent with the punishment they dole out for this crime. Jail time should be mandatory. @Hi_estComnDenomn your first comment was correct except I have to wonder yet again why you had to use the term "Becky" in describing a white woman. Is that your ugly racist side making another appearance?

dsmarine
dsmarine

In colleges schools of education are pits and no God in school. What do you expect?

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

I don’t care if it’s male or female if a teacher has a relationship/intercourse with a student jail time should mandatory. That’s a line you just don’t cross regardless.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John-Brown
Because no one seems to know what moon beam means. It just seems like a derogatory word for Californian, with no real meaning.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Well that sounds like a personal problem, Filbert. If you find "Becky" racist, there's a bunch more racist shit you should be commenting about on this site.

John-Brown
John-Brown

Highest_Retard, you are the only one that doesn't seem to know what it means. Have you looked it up yet? I can't do everything for you.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn Common Cheech, you know damn well that Becky is a derogatory term used by blacks to describe white women. Don't try to underplay your obvious racism.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John-Brown
I have looked it up, but I think people think they know what it means. But since no one can give me a straight answer, i think everyone just uses it as a pejorative for Californian, with no real definition.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
It's not racism though. Please use words correctly.

John-Brown
John-Brown

Highest_Retard, moonbeam is really only used as a nickname for your governor. You're paranoid and are reading too much into it. It's obvious you are clueless.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John-Brown
See? That's a piece of information i didn't have, now i do. And yes I'm clueless about that term clown. That's why i keep asking. No one really knows what it means, it's just an easy insult for Californian.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John-Brown
So i looked up "moonbeam" in connection with Jerry Brown, and he was called that in 1971 because his campaign talked heavily about space exploration and fiscal conservatism.

But in 1991 the guy that coined the phrase said it no longer applies to Brown or people like him.

The further i dig into this, the more i feel like i was right in saying "no one knows what a moon beam is."

John-Brown
John-Brown

Anybody that knows the word instantly thinks of Jerry Brown. I am glad I could school you today.

today_is_the_day
today_is_the_day

People who commit sex crimes do not go to jail or prison usually.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John-Brown
Thank you for finally helping me understand an old person term. But even you're using wrong. It's not about him being liberal or a hippie. It's because he was in favor of space exploration.

Looks like I'm the one who knows what it means now.

John-Brown
John-Brown

When did I ever subscribe any meaning to the word? It is a nickname for Jerry Brown. Period. You just created a complete lie that I never said nor even implied. That's why people think you are full of shit. You just create things out of thin air and tell people that they said it when they didn't.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John-Brown
I just told you what it meant. No one else did, i found out with your help, and now I'm educating you. Don't be salty.

Also, you meant to say "anybody over 45 knows Moon beam is Jerry Brown."

John-Brown
John-Brown

You have told me nothing I didn't already know. You create something I never said and you ignore it when I bring it to your attention. Typical of you.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John-Brown
But you didn't even know what moon beam meant. Don't people think it means liberal? It doesn't. It meant the politician who championed space exploration,which makes much more sense than simply "liberal."

Now you know what it means. You're welcome.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn Racism - prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior. I actually think that in this case the word is being used appropriately.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
I agree with that definition. Now what did i say that makes you think I'm better than Becky based on race?

Dont get me wrong, i think I'm better than her because i don't fuck kids. But i don't think my race is better than her race.

Icare2
Icare2

Why don’t you all start your own site where you can argue til your blue. Sick of it!!!!

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

the site should load the latest comment on top.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Icare2
Cry more. Maybe your emotional outburst will cause someone to change their behavior. And your comment has nothing to do with the story, so stop being a troll.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn You don't know how happy it makes me that you're not diddling kids.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Great. Now explain how what i said was racist, by your definition.

John-Brown
John-Brown

Hey Retard, I knew exactly what it meant. I even clued you in to its origins in Chicago. You probably haven't even learned that yet. You think I'm gonna hold your hand through everything. I made you look like an ass because you knew nothing about the nickname of your own governor. Who the fuck in CA doesn't know his nickname except you? I know pretty much all there is to know about it. You're such an ass. You fell for the whole thing.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn I can tell from your comments about white people. Just like blacks can determine a white person's mindset based on their actions and words, I too have that ability with blacks. I know, it's a gift.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John-Brown
😂 youre starting to sound silly. You knew who it referred to, as many people do. But you didn't know what it meant.

And what are its Chicago origins? What I've read is it was an LA Times publisher who coined the phrase.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
So, your feelings, then?

angryAmerican
angryAmerican

He is retarded and often over compensates trying to sound intelligent, but falls well short! Moonbeam was named by Chicago columnist Mike Royko for his outlandish and bullshit proclamations, particularly in regards to the existence to alien life in Califoolsnia! Nothing so reasonable as "space exploration".

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@angryAmerican that's wrong. he was named Moonbeam because he proposed placing a satellite over California for emergency communications and for space exploration.

And if you knew, you should have answered when I asked up top.

John-Brown
John-Brown

HighestMentalRetard you really are pathetic. AGAIN, I will type this slowly so you will understand. I have always known what it meant. AGAIN, I even gave you a hint about it being from Chicago. Then you start spewing some bullshit about space exploration so, AGAIN, I have to step in and school you. I honestly didn't think it would be this easy as I already knew what I knew and thought you had researched it. So I google Jerry Moonbeam Brown. And what is the very first hit? A New York Times article from 2010 where it clearly states who attached the word to Brown (a Chicago writer) and what it meant (a Chicago term for "young, idealistic, nontraditional" voters). I can't believe how stupid you are and how you could "research" this and come with your idiotic answers. AND I haven't forgotten about your lie when you earlier stated that I had publicly ascribed a meaning to the word when I had not. I think an apology and a thank you is in order.

angryAmerican
angryAmerican

I don't get into banter wars with libtard trolls who can't admit they are wrong! Look it up. I was around when this idiot got his nickname!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John-Brown
Wait, so you were still on this topic? 😂😂😂

You went from "I'm not looking this up for you" to "let me look this up and prove you wrong."

Well, you're right, thank yous are in order. thank you, Spineless, for showing me how easily one will do something they didn't want to just to spite someone else. And now i don't have to ask what moonbeam means anymore. Your research looks very thorough. I mean, you just wrote soooo much on such a small question. 👍

John-Brown
John-Brown

No spite involved. You give herself way too much credit. I knew you were lying and spent less than a minute to bring out the truth. I have nothing more to say on this subject.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John-Brown
😂😂😂 nothing more to say? You just wrote an essay, i hope you got everything out.