LAUSD elementary school teacher Robert Pimentel, 57, left, with his attorney, Richard Knickerbocker, center, during an arraignment for sex abuse charges
LAUSD elementary school teacher Robert Pimentel, 57, left, with his attorney, Richard Knickerbocker, center, during an arraignment for sex abuse charges with Judge James Otto, right, at L.A. County Superior court in Long Beach, Calif., on January 24, 2013. Pimentel, who taught at George de la Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wilmington, Calif., is facing 15 charges involving a dozen alleged victims. The charges allege sexual abuse and lewd acts on a child and cover the period from September 2011 to March 2012, according to court records. (Jeff Gritchen / Staff Photographer)