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'2' Male Teachers at same LA elementary school arrested on child sex abuse charges

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"In 2008, a second-grader at Miramonte Elementary School went home from school and showed her parents two photos she said were taken by her teacher, Mark Berndt.


One photo shows her with two other girls, standing against a wall. The second shows her biting down on a small cookie. A shiny, light-colored substance is faintly visible on top of the cookie.


The parents said they found the photos strange and went to Miramonte's principal at the time to complain. They say the principal looked at the photos but dismissed their concerns, suggesting that the photos might be part of a class project.


The girl was later transferred to the classroom of Martin Bernard Springer. The father said that shortly thereafter, his daughter said Springer touched her on the leg and thigh.


The parents said they put the incidents behind them until last week, when Berndt was charged with 23 acts of lewd conduct against students in his classroom. Berndt, 61, allegedly spoon-fed his semen to children as part of what he called a "tasting game" in which children were blindfolded and, in some cases, gagged with tape. Authorities said they have hundreds of photos he took in the classroom showing the scenes.


Then on Friday, Springer was arrested after two students said he touched them improperly within the last three years.


Law enforcement sources said Saturday that detectives believe the girl whose parents complained was a victim of both Berndt and Springer."




One girl may be the victim of two Miramonte teachers facing abuse allegations - latimes.com

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First that sicko from that other case about sexual harassment of students with BDSM and now this? Too many sexual harassment cases lately. I find this to be a very disturbing trend. :tdown:

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