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SCANDAL One L.A. Teacher Free on Bail Los Angeles County Sheriff / AP Photo

One L.A. Teacher Free on Bail

One of two teachers charged in the sex-abuse scandal that has rocked a Los Angeles elementary school is free on bail early Friday. Martin Springer was released and fitted with an electronic ankle monitor after making $300,000 bail, the Los Angeles County sheriff's department said. The 49-year-old former teacher at Miramonte Elementary School has pleaded not guilty to three lewd acts on one girl in class in 2009—two girls initially said he fondled them, but one has recanted her allegation. Another former teacher, Mark Berndt, was charged earlier with 23 counts of lewd acts, accused of feeding his semen to children during "tasting games" from 2005 to 2010.

February 10, 2012 7:05 AM