Former teacher gets 40 years in sex abuse case

HOUSTON (AP) - A former teacher accused of sexually abusing five fifth-grade boys has been sentenced today in Houston to 40 years in
prison.

Her husband was ordered to serve 15 years for the sexual assault of one student.

Thirty-year-old Brandy Lynn Gonzales in August pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child.

Thirty-three-year-old Johnny Ray Gonzales pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault.

Officials say the abuse happened on and off campus during the 2003-04 schoolyear, while Brandy Gonzales worked at Piney Point Elementary School.

The victims were 11- to 13-year-olds enrolled in her classes, and included some who had learning disorders.

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