A South Los Angles elementary school teacher appeared in court Wednesday for the accusation of molesting students and taking bondage-styled photos of them in his classroom.
Mark Berndt, 61, is accused of strange lecherous acts on children, ranging in ages six to 10, at Miramonte Elementary School, where he worked for more than 30 years said Melissa MacBride and Robert Holguin from ABC 7. MacBride and Holguin also said that Berndt was arrested at his apartment on Monday.
The Los Angles Times said that Berndt took over 400 pictures of students. They said that photos show that Berndt has performed acts on children such as blindfolding, duck-taping around around the mouth, placing giant madagascar-like cockroaches on the children's faces, or feeding a white, milky substance to them on either a plastic spoon or on a cookie. The cookies were sperm-laced treats said the Associated Press in U-T San Diego News.
Proof of 23 victims was revealed in various photographs, resulting in a 23 million dollar bail, 1 million for each child said MacBride and Holguin.