This nasty homopean was arrested Monday at his home in Torrance and was being held on $2.3 million bail.
According to law enforcement officials, this elementary school teacher blindfolded children and gagged them and set cockroaches crawling on their faces. Then he photographed them, creating hundreds of images that would eventually lead to his arrest and his appearance on my blog.
Mark Berndt, 61, earned a place in jail on charges that he committed lewd acts on 23 boys and girls, ages 6 to 10, between 2008 and 2010. None of the victims complained because this “white” pervert told them that it was a game.
Law enforcers and school officials only learned of it when a film processor found Berndt’s photos more than a year ago. Since the discovery, the school district fired his ass and authorities put him under surveillance.
The probe began after the film processor, who is required by state law to report suspicions of child abuse and molestation, turned over some 40 photographs to authorities.
Searches of Berndt’s classroom and home turned up about 400 photographs depicting children, though the number of pictures may not be the same as the number of kids. At least 10 youngsters in the photos have not yet been identified.
Some photos showed Berndt with his arm around children or his hand over their mouths. Some photos showed children with live bugs the size of hissing cockroaches on their mouths or faces.
Others depicted girls with what appears to be a spoon up to their mouths as if they were going to ingest a clear-white liquid. Children were fed Berndt’s semen from a spoon or on cookies (WTF?!!) investigators said.
Kids reported being fed something distasteful. A blue plastic spoon and container found in the trash in his classroom tested positive for his semen *pukes*, authorities said.
Officers recommended the children in the photos be tested for sexually transmitted diseases. There also may be more victims given the length of time that Berndt taught at the school, detectives said.
He could get a life sentence if he is convicted.
Why don’t they burn him alive?