Six girls aged 12 and 14 who claim that a teacher, 48, took secret upskirt photos & videos of them during a maths lesson against him and the school district
- Californian teacher Chris Berdoll was arrested in September 2018 for taking upskirt photos & videos of female students
- Six alleged victims of the Fine Arts Academy in Atascadero have filed a federal lawsuit against Berdoll and the school district
- Court case accuses Berdoll of luring girls into class during breaks to have lunch with him and to take photos of their genitals
- Berdoll is currently on bail of $ 500,000 pending his trial on October 29 on 44 criminal counts related to child pornography
A federal lawsuit has been filed against former Californian teacher Chris Berdoll, 48, who was arrested in September 2018 for alleged photos and videos of his female students
Six girls who have accused their teacher of sneaking photos & videos of them in the past last year are now prosecuting the dishonored educator and the California school district where he worked.
The Bloom Firm has filed a federal lawsuit against Chris Berdoll and the Unascadero Unified School District and claims that both defendants have caused the plaintiffs – all girls between 12 and 14 years old – emotional pain and suffering.
The 20-page complaint from DailyMail.com quotes five claims, including the law of Masha – a federal law that victims of & # 39; child pornography & # 39; gives the right to sue anyone who produces, distributes or possesses their images – federal discrimination based on gender contrary to Title IX; failure to perform mandatory duty; negligent recruitment and negligence.
Berdoll, 48, a sixth grade teacher at the Fine Arts Academy in Atascadero, was arrested in September 2018 on charges of sexual exploitation of a child, production of child pornography, and possession of child pornography.
According to the lawsuit, Berdoll convinced his students to have lunch with him three to four times a week. When they tried to refuse, he would have been & # 39; guilty by telling them he & # 39; very sad & # 39; is & & # 39;
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Berdoll had taught at the Fine Arts Academy in Atascadero, California since 2011; he resigned in September 2018
The experienced teacher would also have used other methods to lure the girls to his classroom during breaks, such as bringing his dog to school, knowing that the girls love dogs.
& # 39; If the girls could dodge his lunch meetings, he would find them on the playground and lurk around them while carrying his iPad & # 39 ;, the complaint said.
The Atascadero Police Department said in a press release at the time of Berdoll's arrest that the school district contacted the police about & # 39; the possibility of a district teacher who improperly recorded female student underwear with video & # 39 ;.
Subsequent research revealed that Berdoll reportedly used a phone or tablet to secretly make videos & # 39; s and photos & # 39; s of multiple female students in his mathematics class during the school years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.
"It seems that none of the school children involved has been physically molested; however, inappropriate video tapes took place & # 39 ;, according to the press release.
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