Former Los Angeles Teacher Charged With Molesting 23 Kids

Mark Berndt sexual abuse children teacher
Mark Berndt sexual abuse children teacher

By Robert Jablon


LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles elementary school teacher bound and gagged nearly two dozen children, put cockroaches on some of their faces and posed in photos with them, possibly inside a classroom, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday.

The investigation began when a film processor gave authorities some 40 photographs depicting blindfolded children in a classroom with their mouths taped shut.