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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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: California
KEYWORDS: corruption; moralabsolutes
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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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To: TSgt
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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To: TSgt

Thanks to the union contract, he gets to keep benefits and pension. They fired him, but there is a window of opportunity in which he can resign and keep benefits.


51 posted on 01/31/2012 4:25:08 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: doug from upland
On KFI, one person brought the story forward that he wore Richard Simmons short shorts to school.

LOL. That's never a good sign!
52 posted on 01/31/2012 5:34:07 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: TSgt

Tim Conway on KFI is openly encouraging gang members to take this guy out. I don’t know how that would happen. They will surely isolate him and his bail is 2.3 mil. Hmmmm, I wonder if they would post his bail.


53 posted on 01/31/2012 8:24:37 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: TSgt
for the record, there have actually been very few CRIMINAL cases that have withstood the legal system against the very few men who pretended to be priests....

innendo...accusations after 40 yrs....accused dead for a decade...greedy lawyers lapping it all up....

so now FR is anti mormon AND anti Catholic?.....

54 posted on 02/01/2012 12:49:47 AM PST by cherry
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To: cherry

Really?

Then why has the church paid out around $2 BILLION if they are so innocent?

Accusations after 40 years? Like this guy? Oh wait!

German Catholic priest sentenced to 6 years in prison for abusing children over years - January 26, 2012
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/german-catholic-priest-sentenced-to-6-years-in-prison-for-abusing-children-over-years/2012/01/26/gIQApE7aSQ_story.html
BERLIN — A German court has convicted a Roman Catholic priest of some 250 counts of sexually abusing children over a several-year period and sentenced him to six years in prison.

German news agency dapd reported that the state court in Braunschweig on Thursday convicted the priest, who was found guilty of abusing three boys aged 9 to 15 between 2004 and 2011.

I agree with this judge:
Sex abuse ‘widespread’ in Catholic Church, Philadelphia judge says - Wed, Feb. 1, 2012, 3:01 AM
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/138454494.html
“Anybody that doesn’t think there is widespread sexual abuse within the Catholic Church is living on another planet”


55 posted on 02/01/2012 4:30:30 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: ErnBatavia

Appatently he took pictures. The photo processing place turned them over to the police.


56 posted on 02/01/2012 4:36:32 AM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: ErnBatavia
Given those wild allegations (cockroaches and goo-spoons, etc), this could well be another McMartin Preschool thing.....all made up by child protection workers.

Just because the allegations seem wild, that doesn’t necessarily preclude that they aren’t true. If they have actual pictures and DNA evidence along with credible testimony from victims that’s not “guided” by witch hunting social workers, then that’s something completely different than the travesty of justice that was the McMartin case.

That the investigation took a year tells me that the police and prosecutors were building a strong evidence based case. At least I certainly hope that’s the case.

57 posted on 02/01/2012 4:55:05 AM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: cherry

Unfortunately some prior posters put forth the comparison to the Catholic Church which was an invitation to the Catholic haters. But neither argument was substantive, there may be more abuse in public schools but the posters who brought up the comparison should stick around to defend it. OTOH, there are some lawyers with judges in their pocket who are trying to bring down the Catholic Church but they represent nothing but greed.


58 posted on 02/01/2012 4:55:08 AM PST by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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