Mark Berndt, a former Los Angeles school teacher, pleaded guilty to multiple atrocious abuses against his students, including blindfolding them and feeding them cookies laced with his own semen. He is charged with the abuse of 30 students at Miramonte Elementary School.
Alarm bells went off after a photo technician developed several photographs for Berndtit and discovered that he was blindfolding some of his third grade students. After a search of Berndt’s classroom investigators also found semen on a spoon located in the trashcan.
Berndt’s plea sets him to spend 25 years in prison.
“He’s going to jail essentially for the rest of his life,” the attorney for the students and their parents told the Associated Press. “You can’t ask for more than that.”
Watch a report after Berndt’s initial arrest here: