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  • Former Marlborough School teacher to plead to sex abuse of minors

    Former Marlborough School teacher to plead to sex abuse of minors

    A former Marlborough School teacher charged with sexually abusing two students more than a decade ago is expected to plead to four criminal counts next week as part of a deal with prosecutors, his attorney and the victims’ attorney said Wednesday. Joseph Thomas Koetters faces multiple charges that...

  • Lawsuit details new misconduct allegations against Marlborough teacher

    Lawsuit details new misconduct allegations against Marlborough teacher

    A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday detailed new allegations of sexual misconduct by a former Marlborough School teacher, including a reported history of sexual abuse of students at other Los Angeles-area private schools that were apparently ignored when he was hired...

  • Ex-Marlborough School teacher accused of sex abuse pleads not guilty

    Ex-Marlborough School teacher accused of sex abuse pleads not guilty

    A former English teacher at Marlborough School in Los Angeles accused of felony sex crimes involving a former student made his first court appearance Wednesday, pleading not guilty to the charges. Joseph Thomas Koetters, 47, who was arrested earlier this month, faces two counts each of oral copulation...

  • Ex-Marlborough School teacher arrested on sex charges involving student

    Ex-Marlborough School teacher arrested on sex charges involving student

    A former English teacher at Marlborough School, a private all-girls high school in Hancock Park, was arrested Wednesday on felony charges of sex crimes involving a former student at the school, authorities said. Joseph Thomas Koetters, 47, was arrested Wednesday morning and released hours later...

  • Girls school's handling of sex allegations under fire after teacher arrest

    Girls school's handling of sex allegations under fire after teacher arrest

    Problems at one of Los Angeles' premier private schools surfaced in June, when a former student wrote an online essay accusing a popular English teacher of inappropriate conduct. Since then, more former students of Marlborough School have come forward with allegations about the teacher. An internal...

  • L.A. girls school launches inquiry into reports of teacher misconduct

    Officials at Marlborough School, a private all-girls high school in Hancock Park, said Sunday that they contacted the Los Angeles Police Department last week after a former student reported inappropriate conduct by a male teacher. The incident, which the school characterized as an "inappropriate...

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