Kennedale Teacher’s Husband Standing By Her Side

By Melissa Newton, CBS 11 News

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – The husband of a Kennedale school teacher caught in the middle of a sex scandal broke his silence Thursday afternoon.

English teacher Brittni Colleps, 27, is accused of having sex with five of her students.

Regardless of the accusations, her husband is choosing to stand by her side.

“I want you to know I love my wife. I have loved my wife since the moment I laid eyes on her over 11 years ago,” said Army Specialist Fourth Class Christopher Colleps. “I have always supported my wife, and I will continue to support my wife through this whole, entire ordeal.”

Brittni Colleps was placed on paid administrative leave last week, after rumors surfaced that she had sex with five male students at her Arlington home.

All of the students were over the age of the 18, but in the state of Texas, it is still a crime for a teacher to have an improper relationship with a student, regardless of age.

Even though she was arrested, and has bonded out of jail, no charges have been filed yet.

“I’m sure the Arlington Police Department will forward the police reports to the District Attorney,” said her defense attorney Lex Johnston, “and the District Attorney will file a case, or five cases against Brittni Colleps.”

Specialist Colleps is stationed in Fort Polk, Lousiana. Neither he nor the couple’s three children were home when the incidents reportedly happened. He’s making it clear, he’s here for her now.

“If you know Brittni you know she is an empathic, compassionate, loving, loyal person,” he said, “Brittni is a loving mother who always puts the needs of our children above her own.”

“They’re just like all of us, they see the newspapers, they see the TV, they hear other people talking about him,” Johnston said of what Specialist Colleps and his family are going through. “People are badmouthing him and he wants to show people that she is being supported.”

Even if charged and convicted, Colleps would not have to register as a sex offender because all of the students were over the age of 18.

The mother of one of the alleged victim’s told CBS 11, she does not wish to see Colleps go to jail.

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  • John Chakarian

    I give him alot of respect he must really love his wife.She didnt break any laws since the students were all over 18 so its really noones buisness but theirs.I tried to stand by my ex who cheated on me things were never the same and we went our separate ways.I wish this couple good luck.

    • 2sister

      Actually, yes she broke a law. She committed a second degree felony, improper relationship between and educator and a student. She just can’t be charged with rape, because they are not minors. She also, according the article, won’t have to register as a sex offender.

      • Frederick Larrabee

        You’ll have to forgive John. He’s not the brightest bulb in the chandelier.

  • Louann Smith

    I am speechless…either he is blinded for the love towards his wife or he is doing what her attorney requested of him until the end of this. Either way, it will be very difficult to endure for the entire family as well as the students and their families. I seriously doubt that there will be a trial but a plea bargain arrangement and her forever registering as a Sex Offender.

    • Stan

      She shouldn’t be listed as a sex offender. They are all 18 & above . What in the hell is wrong with you people? Butt the hell out !

  • JS

    She looks like Alice The Goon in the still photo, but she is actually fairly decent looking in the video. Here real life looks are not as bad as I had originally thought.

    Of course she still won’t win Miss USA or anything, but I’m just sayin’…

  • Angelo Peña

    Candidate for Mrs Kennedale….what a DOG!

  • 2sister

    What she did was disgusting and immoral. I would feel this way even if she hadn’t broken a law.

  • Unbelievable

    All I can say is he must have PSD or some other mental condition! Idiot syndrome! Seriously, it would be bad enough if she cheated on him with one guy while he is serving our country, but 5!!! and one of those times all 5 at once!!! She would be out of here!! I guess unless he is guilty of cheating on her with multiple people himself!!

    • Stan

      He may have met her in a similar situation & may be in total agreement with it. It’s really none of our business.

  • Frederick Larrabee

    LOL. I love that headline, considering other males recently LAID by her side. There wasn’t a whole lot of standing going on with those guys (unless it was a Piledriver or something).

  • BG

    I’m going to call this one like I see it………..HE has ZERO self-esteem and knows that sloppy 6th’s is his best chance to the alternate guaranteed abstinence. OR…..he requested the video’s of his wife as they were coming hot off the grill.

  • Stan

    Well since it’s a crime for her to have sex with them when they are over 18 then it should also be a crime for them to have sex with her putting them at fault. You can’t tell me that they’re old enough to die for their country but not old enough to decide who to have sex with. The laws in Texas need to change to be the same for everyone if considered an adult. 2 people or 30 people having sex all at the age of consent is none of our damn business & we don’t need to waste taxpayer money trying to make some prosecutor appear holier than thou. We all know that prosecutors will lie , steal & cheat to gain a conviction because their records is what moves them up the ladder

    • FG

      Hi, you just completely forgot that the issue there is not abt adults mutual consent , it’s about ‘teacher/students” relationships. Teachers embody the authority figure, so there are boundaries you cannot cross? Would you like your teenage daughter to engage in a group sex with her male teacher? The role of a teacher, believe it or not is to guide teenagers through their independence like any parents would do on their own but on an another level, he’s there to give them landmarks that they can identify to, and also….to offer protection… . And it’s precisely because of this (by teachers) conscented mission, that a teacher is not considered equal to a student. Now you should also know that they are different levels in maturity and teenagers are not yet accomplished adults like ended adults are, hence the bragging behavior…Do you think a responsible adult would brag for such a thing? Do you think he would have taken the risk of alerting the media/institutions attention. it’s the typical childish attitude…So yes, you can be legal and be a child, and in the same way, a teacher having sex with a 18yr old boy can be a molester.

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