NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11 NEWS) - Her story made national news. A female teacher sentenced to five years in prison for having group sex with her students. The affairs happened at her home while her husband was away serving in the military.
A jury handed down Brittni Colleps' sentence in August 2012. Today, less than two and half years later, the CBS 11 I-Team confirmed the former Kennedale ISD teacher is back at home with her family.
Brittni Colleps was released in December from state prison.
"Hi. Mrs. Colleps. How are you," I-Team Reporter Mireya Villarreal asked. "Good. How are you," she answered.
But after talking with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, the I-Team has also learned Texas law actually made Colleps eligible for parole in March 2013, just seven months after being convicted.
" We are going to do a story tonight about your release," Villarreal informed Colleps. "Is there anything you want to say to the victims?"
"No," she said. "I've already said everything I'm going to say."
Colleps spent most of her time in the Tarrant County Jail while she was appealing her conviction. Once that appeal was denied in May 2014 she was sent to a state prison. Three months later a state parole board started reviewing her case and granted her release with mandatory supervision last month.
During Colleps 2012 trial the former teacher chose not to testify, even after several of her students took the stand and explained how they'd go over to her house for dinner and then have sex as a group. During sentencing her husband, Christopher Colleps, stood by his wife's side.
"We told them that mommy did some bad things and made some bad choices. And that there's a possibility that mommy might have to go away," Christopher Colleps told the court back in 2012.
To date the couple is still together.
Brittni Colleps will be on mandatory supervised parole until her sentence is over in August 2017. She does not have a parole officer just yet. But the I-Team also confirmed she does not have any restrictions on her parole and she was not required to register as a sex offender.
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