A high school English teacher from Beaumont, California was charged with sex crimes on Monday after her alleged victim broke his silence. Samantha Ciotta, 32, allegedly told the teen that he “ruined her life.” That, plus the fact that Ciotta allegedly slept with his 19-year-old friend prompted the victim to go to police.
The boy, a student, told police he will “no longer lie” for Ciotta. In the past though, he did. He reportedly told police in the past, according to documents, “I'm not f------ talking!"
But he changed his mind after Ciotta allegedly betrayed him. According to Fox News, he told police he had sex with her five times. As for oral sex, he said he couldn’t remember how many times Ciotta allegedly performed that on him. Why? Because, he said he was "intoxicated during most of the times,” Patch reports. The alcohol that fueled those encounters was allegedly provided to the teen by the teacher.
Ciotta wasn’t just a teacher. According to the Los Angeles Times, she was also the head cheerleading coach at Beaumont High School. She is also married and a mother of two.
Earlier this year, police announced that they are urging any additional victims to come forward. According to one local report, she was allegedly spotted in a disturbing Snapchat alongside two shirtless, underage boys in August. She was reportedly in her underwear in that clip. The student who shot that footage bragged about having a sexual relationship with Ciotta.
"Yes … Bro, I'm gettin' in deep. […] been f------ [Ciotta] and getting threesomes for the past couple weeks,” he said.
It is unclear if Ciotta has a lawyer that can speak on her behalf. Remarkably though, her husband, despite the court filing, has defended her publicly.
Scott Ciotta called his wife "a great mother ... and that myself and her family are very supportive of her” on Monday. He told Patch, "I know you likely want to paint a negative picture that will get many readers to your site but don't forget there are always multiple sides to a story.”
[Photo: Beaumont Police Department]