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A former Davis High School English teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a then-16-year-old student pleaded not guilty to charges Thursday.
Brianne Land Altice, 34, is charged in 2nd District Court with three counts of first-degree felony rape and one count of first-degree felony forcible sodomy.
After the woman entered her pleas a two-day trial was set to begin May 12.
According to court documents, Altice is accused of having sexual intercourse with a male student, now 17, on several occasions between January and September of 2013.
Prosecutors say the teacher acknowledged to investigators that she had engaged in sex with the boy on two occasions.
An earlier probable cause statement, filed with the Davis County jail after Altice was arrested at her South Weber home in late October, alleged that one of the trysts occurred in a Kaysville park.
She has been free on $10,000 bail since her arrest. She was on paid leave until she fired Feb. 3.
Altice, whose husband filed for divorce and custody of their child in December, was hired by the Davis County School District in 2004; she had been teaching at the high school since August 2012.