San Bernardino County prosecutors say 52-year-old Caleb Hesse pleaded guilty on Wednesday to five counts of molesting boys under 14. He will be sentenced next month.
KCDZ radio says Hesse was originally charged with 17 counts of child molestation involving boys as young as 9 years old over a 25-year period ending this year.
Hesse was a first grade teacher at Friendly Hills Elementary School in Joshua Tree. He resigned during the investigation.
He was also a youth volunteer with Evangelical Free Church in Yucca Valley.
Information from: KCDZ-FM, http://www.kcdzfm.com/