Girl Who Accused Miramonte Teacher of Abuse Recants Her Story
One of two girls who accused a Miramonte Elementary School teacher of fondling her has recanted her story, according to law enforcement sources.
Martin Bernard Springer, 49, was charged Tuesday with three counts of committing lewd acts. He was arrested Friday after two students at the school accused him of fondling them.
But the charges filed Tuesday only involve one girl. The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case was ongoing, said one of two two alleged victims had changed her story in the last few days.
Springer has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Judge Upinder Kalra set bail at $300,000 and directed that Springer wear an ankle monitoring device if released. He must also stay 100 yards from the alleged victim and witnesses, and 250 feet from schools and parks, and may not be in the company of minors without a supervising adult.