Skip to comments.Attorneys: LA schools to pay $30 million in teacher's sexual lewdness case
Posted on 03/14/2013 6:14:53 PM PDT by Morgana
Los Angeles (CNN) -- The Los Angeles public school system is going to pay $30 million to settle 58 of 191 students' lawsuits alleging they were victims of sexually lewd acts by an elementary school teacher, two of the plaintiff attorneys said.
David Holmquist, general counsel for the Los Angeles Unified School District, confirmed the settlements in 58 cases but declined to state the exact financial figure other than so say the amount was in the "multimillions."
The two plaintiff attorneys provided the figure on the condition that they wouldn't be identified because a Los Angeles County judge has yet to approve the settlement.
Holmquist described the agreements as "good settlements." However, four of the 17 law firms suing the school district haven't agreed to any settlement, attorneys said.
The nearly 200 students' claims were filed in the wake of charges against former Miramonte Elementary School teacher Mark Berndt, 62, who pleaded not guilty last year to allegations he put young students in bondage and then photographed them with semen-filled spoons held at their mouths and 3-inch cockroaches crawling across their faces.
Berndt is being held on $23 million bail and faces 23 felony counts of lewd acts on a child. The 23 alleged victims were between 7 and 10 years old, and all but two of them were girls, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has said.
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So, what is your plan for justice in the world?
Is it too much to ask that those who rape children and those who protect child rapists be purged from the church and punished?
I know, that’s just crazy talk...
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what an asinine statement....you really hate, don't you???
No he is just asinine on all matters concerning the Catholic Church. Never mind that this article has/had nothing what so ever to do with that.
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Is it too much to ask you to stay on the thread’s topic?
Had to be asked again. Why would anyone follow the teachings of a church that has handled child rape and their rapists the same way for 100's of years?
No, it is not too much to ask.. Why not start a thread to that effect.
This thread is about the 30 million LA case. ;)