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Teacher pleads no contest to lewd acts on students
Former Los Angeles teacher Mark Berndt, 62, closes his eyes during his change-of-plea hearing in Los Angeles Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Berndt, a once-respected former teacher accused of committing lewd acts on children in what he called "tasting games" pleaded no contest Friday to all the charges against him. He entered the legal equivalent of guilty pleas to 23 charges at a hearing Friday. The plea agreement calls for the former Miramonte Elementary School teacher to be sentenced to 25 years in prison. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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