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Dallas ex-teacher appeals after firing for porn-acting past

FILE - In this July 9, 2015, file photo, Brianne Altice reacts as the mother of a victim speaks during her sentencing in Farmington, Utah. A Utah parole board says Altice, a former English teacher in prison for sexually abusing three students will stay behind bars at least two more years. The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole said that 37-year-old Brianne Altice must undergo sex offender treatment before a re-hearing set for April 2019. The decision comes after Altice appeared for her first parole hearing last week. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

FILE – In this July 9, 2015, file photo, Brianne Altice reacts as the mother of a victim speaks during her sentencing in Farmington, Utah. A Utah parole board says Altice, a former English teacher in prison for sexually abusing three students will stay behind bars at least two more years. The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole said that 37-year-old Brianne Altice must undergo sex offender treatment before a re-hearing set for April 2019. The decision comes after Altice appeared for her first parole hearing last week. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas teacher who was fired when her past as a pornographic actress was exposed on social media says she was a teenage victim of “sex slavery” and that she wants her teaching job back.

The Dallas Morning News reports that Resa Woodward was dismissed Dec. 13 from her job at Balch Springs Middle School. The dismissal letter cites her work in “adult content media” that’s available online.

Woodward appealed to the Texas Education Agency, saying she was in an “abusive relationship” with a man who forced her into pornography, describing herself as “young, stupid and afraid.”

The agency is reviewing Woodward’s case. An ethics code requires Texas teachers to have good moral character.

Woodward’s attorney, Calvin Johnson, told WFAA-TV that she should be commended for bouncing back from adversity.

 

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