|Brittni Colleps, 28 jailed for five years for having sex with her students [Photo: Courtesy]|
A married high school teacher and mother-of-three was sentenced to five years behind bars after a jury found her guilty of having sex with five male students, four of whom she had group sex with while being videotaped.
It came after her husband pleaded with the judge for leniency in her sentencing and vowed to stand by his wife after he revealed they liked to have legal group sex as a couple.
Her husband Christopher Colleps told the court he is working on forgiving his wife and admitted that, though they had engaged in group sex together before, he felt wronged by her actions with the students.
He said: 'I'm asking you to give her probation. It's not my fault or her children's, and taking her away from us is punishing us. Brittni saved my life before I met her. I was doing bad things and when I met Brittni she gave me someone to love and care about.'
Colleps is a soldier stationed at Louisiana’s Fort Polk. He is believed to have been overseas on duty with the U.S. military at the time and their children were also not at the home.
The court heard this week that as well as taking part in the sex tape, Colleps would model lingerie for them and sent them videos of her using sex toys.
The married mother-of-three, met the students while she worked at Kennedale High School in Texas as an English teacher and repeatedly invited them to her home for sex.
The jury took less than an hour to find her guilty on five counts of having an inappropriate relationship between a student and teacher.
Her mother also testified during the sentencing hearing to ask the judge to show some mercy.
Shirley Bush said: 'Have mercy on her as someone who has done nothing wrong except in that time period. Have mercy on her kids they don't understand this.
'She's a generous person. When I went through cancer she was seven months pregnant and she shaved her head. She is a loving daughter, a loving wife regardless what happened in this situation.'