Mark Berndt, a Los Angeles school teacher, has pleaded guilty to abusing 30 students and making them eat cookies laced with his own semen.
He had been abusing students at Miramonte Elementary School for the last two decades, according to police.
Berndt was caught after investigators found semen on a spoon in the trash bin of his classroom. According to prosecutors, Berndt used the semen-coated cookies for “tasting games” with students. They were tipped off by a photo technician who reported dozens of blindfolded third graders in photographs he was developing for the teacher.
After being removed from the classroom in 2011, Berndt was paid $40,000 by the school district to drop the appeal of his suspension. The school district has already settled 63 cases relating to the abuse, with 71 still pending.
The guilty plea calls for Berndt 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.”
As he should. Jesus be a fence….