SJ Teacher Sentenced in Molestation Case
Rita Brum, Mt. Pleasant P.E. teacher's booking photo.
Updated at 2:00 PM PST on Wednesday, Aug 5, 2009
A former physical education teacher at San Jose's Mt. Pleasant High School was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail for molesting a 17-year-old female student.
Rita Brum, 24, was also sentenced to three years of formal probation, meaning she must meet regularly with a probation officer, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
San Jose police began investigating Brum in January after receiving a call alleging that she had molested a student. A subsequent investigation uncovered an inappropriate sexual relationship that took place over several months between Brum and a 17-year-old girl.
Brum was arrested Feb. 26 and charged with sexual penetration of a person younger than 18.