Weird News

Child Bondage Elementary Teacher to be Arraigned this Tuesday
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Mark Berndt, the teacher accused of and arrested for taking bondage photos of over 23 children, mostly girls, from ages 7 to 9, in his elementary classroom, has had his arraignment in an L A. County court set for Tuesday.

Berndt hasn’t entered a plea yet, but the charges brought against him include 23 counts of lewd acts involving a child. Specifically, he is charged with taking bondage style photographs of some of his students wearing blindfolds, gags, with large cockroaches propped on their faces, and with some of the girls spooning what turned out to be his semen into their mouth. Investigators have discovered around 600 such photographs involving at least 23 students.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Dan Scott has reported that “Investigators learned that some of the photos depicted suspect Mark Berndt with his arm around the children, or with his hand over their mouths,” while others showed “children with large live Madagascar-type cockroaches on their faces and mouths.” Nevertheless, he says that children “didn’t know they were victimized.”

  
What
Where


Days after his arrest, Martin Springer, 49, a fellow school teacher at Miramonte Elementary, was arrested with similar charges, for three felony counts of lewd conduct with a girl under the age of 14. He is charged of groping the girls.

With such charges brought against their staff members, and with many previous students publicly stepping up to speak to newspapers and talk show hosts about other of Berndt’s alleged misdoings, the elementary school has been in turmoil. The new superintendent and board have temporarily replaced the entire staff till further investigations can qualm the chaos.

The new allegations, which include an appearance of a student claiming on the Dr. Phil show that he had been fed an inseminated cookie, and was shook hard when she refused to cooperate, have made detectives nervous. They are concerned that false charges and money-interested allegations may give Berndt’s defense a crowbar to dismiss other valid.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




“The lawyers are making it that much more difficult,” said William McSweeney, chief of detectives for the Sherriff’s Department. “It is going to raise issues of credibility.”

Robin Sax, a former Los Angeles sex crimes investigator corroborated this sentiment: “You just sit there and cringe your teeth as a D.A.” The prosecutors “are watching a case unfold on television and they’re stuck with whatever is said in public.”



Though Martin Springer has pled not-guilty to the charges brought against him, Berndt has not made his decision known, and has refused to comment to the public.



 

RELEVANT JOBS

Litigation Attorney

USA-TX-Houston

Our thirty-two-lawyer litigation firm is seeking a litigation lawyer to become part of the team. The...

Apply now

Legal Assistant

USA-TX-Houston

Our thirty-two-lawyer litigation firm is seeking a legal secretary to become part of the team. The f...

Apply now

Paralegal

USA-TX-Houston

Our thirty-two-lawyer litigation firm is seeking a paralegal to become part of the team. The firm ha...

Apply now

Full-time Family Law Attorney (s)

USA-PA-Camp Hill

Boutique family law firm in Central Pennsylvania is seeking 1 or more associate attorneys interested...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

International Trust and Estates Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks an international trust and e...

Apply Now

Real Estate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a Real Estate Attorney with ...

Apply Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a litigation associate attorne...

Apply Now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top