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Jailed S.M. teacher expected in court

June 6, 2008 6:32:51 AM PDT
More charges are expected to be filed Friday against a Santa Monica middle school teacher accused of molesting five female students. Thomas Beltran, who taught at Lincoln Middle School for about 20 years, is scheduled to appear in court Friday morning.

Beltran already faces 14 felony counts.

The District Attorney's office says he will be charged with nine more counts involving three other girls. Prosecutors say those crimes occurred between September 2000 and June 2004.

Beltran is currently in jail on $3 million bail.

 

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