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Report uncovers alleged sex abuse of US students

May 2, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A law enforcement report has revealed allegations of sexual abuse of elementary school students by a former Los Angeles teacher who previously pleaded no contest to committing lewd acts on children.

The Los Angeles Times reported (http://lat.ms/1mlaROA ) Friday that a two-year sheriff’s inquiry involving Mark Berndt found more than 100 possible victims, including some children who said he molested them.

Berndt, who taught at Miramonte Elementary School, was given a 25-year sentence after entering his no contest plea. Prosecutors said Berndt fed his semen to students.

The newspaper says the allegations in the new report are the first to be made public that Berndt sexually abused students.

The 512-page report is confidential but was summarized by a judge during a hearing.

Wiley indicated that Berndt touched students in a sexual manner and exposed himself, while also urging students to touch him.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

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