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More sexual-assault victims in Telfair Elementary teacher complaint

Paul William Chapel, a former teacher at Telfair Elementary School in Pacoima, appears in court Wednesday, February 15, 2012, on child sex abuse charges.

May 22, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A former Pacoima elementary school teacher is now charged with sexually abusing three times the number of children than what was originally believed.

Paul Chapel was charged last fall with the sexual abuse of three girls and a boy. He was a third-grade teacher at Telfair Elementary School in Pacoima.

A newly revised criminal complaint now accuses Chapel of committing lewd acts with nine additional boys and girls, bringing the total to 13.

Chapel has pleaded not guilty and remains behind bars.