As if two teachers weren’t enough, a third teacher at Los Angeles’ Miramonte Elementary School has been implicated in the horrifying child sex scandal.
Brian Claypool, attorney for five of the alleged victims, recently told the New York Times that he believed a female teacher “aided and abetted [teacher Mark Berndt] in carrying out abusive acts. I believe she worked in concert with Mr. Berndt.
Students have claimed that the female teacher routinely took them to Berndt’s classroom for juice and cookies. The cookies are said to have been contaminated with Berndt’s semen. He is also accused of blindfolding his third grade students one at a time and had them consume spoonfuls of his semen in a “taste-testing game.”
And while a number of children have come forward alleging abuse by these teachers, at least one student has recanted her story.
Law enforcement officials reportedly told the Los Angeles Times that one of the three children accusing teacher Bernard Springer of sexual abuse has recanted.
Both Springer and Berndt, who has been charged with 23 counts of committing lewd acts on children, have pled not guilty.