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Old 01-31-2012, 03:19 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Teacher Charged with Taking Bondage Pics of Students - Yahoo! News

A former elementary school teacher in Los Angeles has been arrested for allegedly molesting nearly two dozen children after photos of students posed in bondage positions were passed to the Sheriff's Department.

Mark Berndt, 61, a teacher with over 30 years experience at Miramonte Elementary School in south Los Angeles, is charged with molesting 23 children, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Police began the investigation after a photo processing facility passed along suspicious images depicting students blindfolded with their mouths covered in tape. Female students were depicted with a blue plastic spoon containing "an unknown clear/white liquid" in front of their mouths, while other students were pictured with live cockroaches on their faces. In some photos, Berndt had his arm around the children or his hand over their mouths.

Police found the spoon, along with an empty container in the trash in Berndt's classroom and, through DNA testing, determined that both contained Berndt's semen.

The students were between the ages of 7 and 10 years old when the alleged crimes occurred, police said.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Aside from the digust...

Just another example of a child sex abuser who places himself in close proximity of his young victims...

and also in a position of trust.

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Old 01-31-2012, 04:17 PM
 
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The school board moved to terminate him, but he was subsequently allowd to resign. So he gets to keep his pension. Well isn't that nice?

F***er needs to be taken care of in jail.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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The school board moved to terminate him, but he was subsequently allowd to resign. So he gets to keep his pension. Well isn't that nice?

F***er needs to be taken care of in jail.
What we need are laws that say you loose your pension and any benefits - if you are found guilty of a felony performed while you were doing your job. Just keep the language simple and straight forth. Of course you could always appeal. But why should we reward anybody for molesting children because of their job? That goes for any other crime. It is just stupid and we are brain dead for allowing this to continue.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:48 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Ex Teacher Mark Berndt Charged With Molesting 23 Kids - YouTube
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:56 PM
 
Location: The land of Chicago
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That is crazy, those poor kids are gonna be scarred for life
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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That is crazy, those poor kids are gonna be scarred for life
The story mentions nothing about the childrens reactions. How do you know they will be scarred for life? Children are amazingly resilient. I predict that many will go on to lead very happy fulfilled lives.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:19 PM
 
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The story mentions nothing about the childrens reactions. How do you know they will be scarred for life? Children are amazingly resilient. I predict that many will go on to lead very happy fulfilled lives.
It was mentioned on a radio interview today with a detective that the children never felt victimized because they were "playing a game" and were rewarded with cookies for playing. The cookies had the perp's semen on them, too. Chances are, they never knew they were being used in such a way. Even though the perp never touched them sexually (that they know of), the acts of ingesting the semen are regarded as sexual molestation in a legal standpoint.

As the story broke all day today with all the details, my stomach started to churn. Thought I was going to vomit.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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Haven't read the posts but did read the news story. This man should be put away for a long, long, long time. Those poor children, to be used in such a manner is beyond comprehension.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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It was mentioned on a radio interview today with a detective that the children never felt victimized because they were "playing a game" and were rewarded with cookies for playing. The cookies had the perp's semen on them, too. Chances are, they never knew they were being used in such a way. Even though the perp never touched them sexually (that they know of), the acts of ingesting the semen are regarded as sexual molestation in a legal standpoint.

As the story broke all day today with all the details, my stomach started to churn. Thought I was going to vomit.
Amen, brother, amen. me too.
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