Samantha Lee Ciotta, 32, is accused of having sex with an underage student and reportedly has appeared in a raunchy Snapchat video.
(Beaumont Police Department)
A former California high school student has told police he will “not lie” to cover for a teacher of English to be faced with charges for the alleged booze-filled sex romps with a minor after the woman reportedly said the teenager “ruined her life”.
Beaumont High teacher Samantha Ciotta, 32, was charged by Riverside County prosecutors Monday with a number of oral copulation with a minor and two counts of sexual intercourse with the minor boy resulting from incidents in June, Patch reported, citing police documents.
“He has decided to no longer lie for her,” a police document said.
The student told the police that he at first ” tried to cover for Ciotta so she would not get in trouble,” but changed his mind after she had sex with his 19-year-old friend and said the former student “had ruined her life,” the documents added.
“I’m not f—— talk!” the boy told officers in the past, saying that he has “moved on”, according to the documents.
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He later told the police he had sexual intercourse with Ciotta five times and that he could not recall how often Ciotta – a mother of two children, performed oral sex on him, because he “was drunk during most of the time,” Patch reported, citing the court papers.
Court documents reference only a victim, but police sources told Patch they are trying to determine whether Ciotta involved in sex with other minors, minors.
The police started an investigation after a tip that she had an affair with a student and a Snapchat video surfaced allegedly showing her in a shirt and panties and the enjoyment of alcohol with two shirtless teenagers, Patch reported, citing police records.
The news website reported in August that a student at Beaumont high School saw the daring video and asked the teenager who posted as it was “Ms. Ciotta.”
“Yes…Bro, I’m in the deep end…his f—– – g (Ciotta) and the trio programs for the past few weeks (in her house),” the student reportedly responded.
The police were able to obtain a warrant for Ciotta the mobile phone and at home where they discovered a hand-written note to her husband to explain that the relationship with her underage student, as well as the alleged victim’s school records, Patch reported.
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According to the police documents, the former English teacher took an interest in the then-14-year-old victim described as “disturbing” while he, in the absence of her freshman class in 2015.
The alleged victim’s guardian told Patch that she first noticed a change in his behavior when he came home with expensive shoes and a new iPhone, she now believes were gifts from Ciotta.
The guardian stated that she knew that there was something going on between the student and the teacher as Ciotta “attacked” her during a meeting at school about her upbringing of the boy. “I told her to stay away from him,” the guardian said.
Ciotta the man, Scott, a divorce 4 October and was given the temporary custody of their two young children, Patch reported.
Ciotta was arrested on Sept. 20 but is currently free on bond. She is on paid leave from the district and is set to appear in court on Dec. 27.