Amy Bramlett

By Matt Hamilton
December 16, 2014

Amy Bramlett, 46, was arrested in September and charged with having unlawful sexual contact with a 16- and 17-year-old–-the latter a former student of hers at Indian Springs High School in San Bernardino.

Days later, Bramlett was placed on unpaid leave by the San Bernardino City School District, and her photowas released to the public because investigators believed “there may be additional victims,” according to a news release.

On Monday, the San Bernardino County district attorney’s office asked Superior Court Judge Steve Malone to dismiss all charges against her, citing insufficient evidence.

The two accusers each recanted their testimony that they had sexual relations with Bramlett, her attorney, Michael Scaffidi, said.

One boy alleged that he and Bramlett had had a sexual relationship while he was questioned by detectives for burglarizing her home, Scaffidi said. After he was released, he confessed to his father that he lied about the sexual relationship.

The other accuser repeatedly denied having sexual contact with Bramlett but changed his story after an hour-long interrogation where investigators said “it would help Ms. Bramlett if he said they had sex,” Scaffidi said.

The prosecutors conducted a follow-up investigation into the case, said spokesman Christopher Lee in an email.

“At this time, we are unable to move forward with the case,” Lee said.

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