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L.A. teacher charged with lewd acts on 23 children
latimesblogs ^ | January 31, 2012 | 8:01 am | Richard Winton

Posted on 01/31/2012 8:58:07 AM PST by TSgt

A teacher who taught for three decades at Miramonte Elementary School in South L.A. has been arrested and charged with lewd acts on 23 children for allegedly tying them up, placing giant cockroaches on their faces and possibly feeding them his semen from a spoon.

Mark Berndt, 61, was taken into custody Monday after a nearly yearlong investigation by the L.A. County sheriff's special victims unit that began when a photo processor turned over pictures of some of the alleged acts to authorities.

Capt. Mike Parker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the victims identified so far are 23 boys and girls aged 7 to 10 who had contact with Berndt between 2008 and 2010.


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There was a time when society would just simply shoot him on the spot. A time when decency ruled...
1 posted on 01/31/2012 8:58:12 AM PST by TSgt
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To: TSgt

Finally! A male perp!

And, guilty...


2 posted on 01/31/2012 9:01:45 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: TSgt

So true. This guy is disgusting. Cockroaches in the faces and seaman from the spoon. How sick. I wonder what his wife has to say about this.


3 posted on 01/31/2012 9:02:14 AM PST by napscoordinator (Go Newt! Go Patriots (America's Team)! America's is going the right direction in 2012!!!)
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To: TSgt
“Nearly yearlong investigation”

How many victims while the DA dragged his feet ?

4 posted on 01/31/2012 9:06:12 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: TSgt
possibly feeding them ... from a spoon.

Bloody hell. I know teaching is the most 'targetted' profession, but just frack . This is monstrous.

5 posted on 01/31/2012 9:06:29 AM PST by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: TSgt

Another mugshot, another reason to homeschool.


6 posted on 01/31/2012 9:07:51 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: cuban leaf

I’m hoping and praying the “spoon” act turns out to be fabricated.


7 posted on 01/31/2012 9:08:08 AM PST by Marko413
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To: Marko413

Simulated rather than stimulated.


8 posted on 01/31/2012 9:10:49 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: TSgt

Desensitized. He was just showing his “love” for these children as one homosexual shows his “love” to another. Unbelievable.


9 posted on 01/31/2012 9:13:40 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: TSgt
Some girls were allegedly photographed with a blue spoon holding a white substance near their mouths.

Put him in a room with the parents of these kids and the problem is solved.

10 posted on 01/31/2012 9:19:07 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: TSgt

As long as our society continues to “celebrate” sexual perversion it will continue to grow and spread among us leaving its stain on innocent victims along the way.


11 posted on 01/31/2012 9:20:06 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: TSgt

He taught for 30 years, and nobody noticed anything odd?


12 posted on 01/31/2012 9:20:33 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Marko413
I’m hoping and praying the “spoon” act turns out to be fabricated.

Near the end of the article, it states that "a blue spoon and another container" were found in his trash can DNA testing positive for sperm.

13 posted on 01/31/2012 9:21:53 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: All

Hang this man...


14 posted on 01/31/2012 9:24:11 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: Cicero; napscoordinator

Given those wild allegations (cockroaches and goo-spoons, etc), this could well be another McMartin Preschool thing.....all made up by child protection workers.


15 posted on 01/31/2012 9:25:45 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Carterize Obama in November)
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To: TSgt

And people wonder why God made hell.


16 posted on 01/31/2012 9:27:23 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: maine yankee

See Penn State


17 posted on 01/31/2012 9:28:43 AM PST by SengirV
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To: TSgt

This probably will just qualify as one of the “teachers who shouldn’t be teaching” that obama would allow to be fired. Then again, the union hasn’t told him what to think yet.


18 posted on 01/31/2012 9:29:07 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: ErnBatavia
"Early in the investigation, special victims bureau detectives recovered a blue plastic spoon and an empty container from the trash within the suspect’s classroom," Parker said. "The recovered items tested positive for semen."

You can't imagine up DNA evidence I'm guessing.

19 posted on 01/31/2012 9:32:11 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus

Whatever punishment is devised definitely should include that blue spoon.


20 posted on 01/31/2012 9:34:06 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: TSgt

It’s time we let teachers marry.


21 posted on 01/31/2012 9:34:06 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: TSgt

after a nearly yearlong investigation
Too many donut breaks? WTF? It took a year? You all need to get a new profession.............


22 posted on 01/31/2012 9:34:58 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: napscoordinator

Wife? Did the Barney Frank nuptials already take place?


23 posted on 01/31/2012 9:45:57 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: napscoordinator

:: and seaman from the spoon ::

I foresee a number of mildly angry navy veterans in your future!


24 posted on 01/31/2012 9:48:28 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Ha! Just thinking the same thing...


25 posted on 01/31/2012 9:49:15 AM PST by NoExpectations
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To: cuban leaf
Clovis teacher arrested in student molest caseRead more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2012/01/28/2701278/clovis-second-grade-teacher-arrested.html#storylink=mirelated#storylink=cpy

The girl in this case is age 7.

26 posted on 01/31/2012 9:51:00 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

The guy is a pedophile. This isn’t “24 year old female teacher has sex with 17 year old male student”. This is a whole nuther thing. And should be treated accordingly.


27 posted on 01/31/2012 9:53:58 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf
"This is a whole nuther thing. And should be treated accordingly."

I agree!


28 posted on 01/31/2012 9:58:29 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: cuban leaf
toss him into general population, announce to everyone his crime

justice delivered and problem solved

29 posted on 01/31/2012 10:02:11 AM PST by NativeSon
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To: napscoordinator
Cockroaches in the faces and seaman from the spoon.

It's spelled "semen", not "seaman".

30 posted on 01/31/2012 10:02:23 AM PST by Isabel C.
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To: TSgt

Once again, the NEA, the pedophilia wing of the democrat party, shows that it’s the largest, best-funded, and most organized ring of professional pedophiles in the world.

But, let’s abolish the Catholic Church instead of focusing on democrats and their pet pedophiles.


31 posted on 01/31/2012 10:04:03 AM PST by DPMD
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To: submarinerswife

I’ve always publicly maintained that I will take the life of anyone who abuses my child.


32 posted on 01/31/2012 10:05:21 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: submarinerswife

Well, the immediate problem, at least. We’re still left with the democrat party and the NEA, both of which continue to advance these monsters and their activities under various guises.


33 posted on 01/31/2012 10:05:59 AM PST by DPMD
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To: DPMD
But, let’s abolish the Catholic Church instead of focusing on democrats and their pet pedophiles.

Yeah well one of these pedophiles are in jail, the other isn't. Guess which one isn't?

34 posted on 01/31/2012 10:08:48 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: bolobaby

Wife? Did the Barney Frank nuptials already take place?

Initially I thought so too but it says he did this to girls too so at the very least he is bisexual so it is very possible that he has a wife or husband or heck maybe both. lol.


35 posted on 01/31/2012 10:26:07 AM PST by napscoordinator (Go Newt! Go Patriots (America's Team)! America's is going the right direction in 2012!!!)
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To: maine yankee

“How many victims while the DA dragged his feet?”

I don’t know anything about police work but it also seems to me it took a mighty long time to gather enough evidence to make an arrest.


36 posted on 01/31/2012 10:31:36 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; only spend money with establishments that share traditional American values.)
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To: TSgt; Admin Moderator; narses

REALLY??!!

This sort of bigotry is permitted here on Free Republic?? Shameful!


37 posted on 01/31/2012 10:32:51 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: ErnBatavia

I would agree that it needs to be sorted out by the authorities.

Evidently they have been pursuing this for a year, which surely should be enough time to sort it out. Although these days there are likely to be plenty of nuts and fruitcakes both in the school administration and in law enforcement, in a place like LA. Not to mention the child protection agents whom you mention. And no doubt they have consulted with various psychological experts of dubious sanity.


38 posted on 01/31/2012 10:39:40 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: TSgt
As they used to say "He needs killin'"

But since they won't do that I suggest we find a very large jail and put him UNDER it.

39 posted on 01/31/2012 10:42:10 AM PST by Artem55
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To: Deo volente

Bigotry?

It’s a fact. Facts are allowed on FR.

It’s a fact that Cardinal Law covered up child rape and it’s a fact that he’s still serving the Pope.

Please go to DU if you wish to call names or make emotional arguments.

We deal in facts here...


40 posted on 01/31/2012 10:45:16 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: TSgt

Your post has NOTHING to do with the topic. It’s simply gratuitous, drive-by bigotry, and drags this great site down into the gutter.

I’ll say nothing more, as I don’t wish to derail the thread further.


41 posted on 01/31/2012 11:02:32 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Deo volente
I’ll say nothing more, as I don’t wish to derail the thread further.

Good because you certainly haven't added anything of value.
42 posted on 01/31/2012 11:18:26 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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Perp Male, automatic guilty


43 posted on 01/31/2012 12:06:15 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: TSgt
Why aren't people coming out of the woodwork to sue their elementary school districts?

ML/NJ

44 posted on 01/31/2012 12:11:06 PM PST by ml/nj
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Capt. Mike Parker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the victims identified so far are 23 boys and girls aged 7 to 10 who had contact with Berndt between 2008 and 2010.

He was the LAUSD's unoffical sex education teacher...

45 posted on 01/31/2012 12:38:34 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: TSgt

You and I would get along.


46 posted on 01/31/2012 1:28:15 PM PST by lesko
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To: Deo volente; TSgt

“Your post has NOTHING to do with the topic.”

Why don’t you tell that to the pro-Catholic poster who brought the topic up in this thread, who TSgt was RESPONDING to?


47 posted on 01/31/2012 2:16:49 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: napscoordinator

I heard on KFI that he lives in an apt either with or next to his sister. Know idea if ever married. On KFI, one person brought the story forward that he wore Richard Simmons short shorts to school.


48 posted on 01/31/2012 4:10:39 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: TSgt

And in other overworked and undercompensated news, a Wisconsin teacher is charged with child enticement. Guilty as heck!!

49 posted on 01/31/2012 4:14:12 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: ErnBatavia

They have a huge number of photos.


50 posted on 01/31/2012 4:18:54 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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