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Lewd 'Tasting Game' Claims Cost LA District $30M

Victims to each get $470K settlement in Mark Berndt case

(Newser) - Los Angeles Unified School District has reached a $30 million settlement in the case of former third-grade teacher Mark Berndt, who is accused of of spoon-feeding children his own semen during what he called "tasting games." The arrangement, pending court approval, will settle 58 of the 191 claims...

Why Miramonte Was the Perfect Stalking Ground

Mark Berndt, Martin Springer could have easily preyed on disadvantaged kids

(Newser) - As Martin Springer, one of the teachers charged in a Los Angeles school sex abuse scandal , was released on bail today , USA Today takes a look at Miramonte Elementary and why it may have been the perfect place for an abuser to prey on vulnerable, disadvantaged children. The school's...

1 Accuser Recants Story in Miramonte Sex Abuse Case

Martin Springer's charges revolve around just one Miramonte student now

(Newser) - Two students initially accused Miramonte Elementary School teacher Martin Bernard Springer of fondling them, but one has since recanted her story, law enforcement sources tell the Los Angeles Times . Springer, one of two teachers accused of sexually abusing Miramonte students, was charged with three counts of committing lewd acts yesterday,...

3rd Miramonte Teacher Escorted Schoolgirls to Molester: Lawyer
3rd Miramonte Teacher Escorted Girls to Molester
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3rd Miramonte Teacher Escorted Girls to Molester

Female teacher allegedly led girls to classroom for abuse

(Newser) - A third teacher has been implicated in the burgeoning child sex scandal at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles. A lawyer said two victims were regularly escorted by a female teacher to the classroom of Mark Berndt, 61, who has been charged with 23 counts of lewd conduct, reports the...

LA School Replacing Entire Staff After Sex Raps

Drastic change needed to restore confidence, officials at Miramonte say

(Newser) - The entire staff of a Los Angeles-area elementary school will be replaced while sexual abuse charges against two teachers are investigated. No one else at Miramonte Elementary School—which has been closed for two days —is suspected of abusing children, but a drastic change was needed in order to...

School Closing for 2 Days Over Sex Assault Arrests

Mark Berndt and Martin Springer arrested within days of each other

(Newser) - Miramonte Elementary School students won't be going to class tomorrow or the next day, after two longtime teachers were arrested last week on suspicion of sexually abusing students as young as six. Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy is meeting with parents at a local high school...

Second Teacher Arrested for Lewd Acts at LA School

Martin Springer allegedly fondled girls

(Newser) - More bad news from a Los Angeles-area elementary school: Only days after prosecutors accused a teacher of spoon-feeding semen to children , police arrested another teacher for allegedly fondling his students. Miramonte Elementary School teacher Martin Bernard Springer, 49, is said to have fondled two seven-year-old girls over the last three...

Veteran LA Teacher Charged With Molesting 23 Kids

Mark Berndt played disgusting 'game' with youngsters: cops

(Newser) - A veteran Los Angeles third-grade teacher, telling his students they were playing a "tasting game," blindfolded them and spoon-fed them his semen, police say. Mark Berndt, 61, was arrested and charged with 23 counts of committing lewd acts on children after a photo lab worker alerted police to...

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