Guilty! Thomas Bert Britain, Norco, California (convicted Aug 2013)

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  1. TMP

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    Thomas Bert Britain, 42, now teaching at River Heights Intermediate School, Corona-Norco Unified School District, Eastvale, California, "convicted of a misdemeanor battery charge"

    Was teaching here when the incidents occurred:
    CBS Local Los Angeles: Teacher Who Inappropriately Touched Girl Is Back At Work; Father Outraged (Nov 12 2013)

    A father is stunned and outraged that a teacher who inappropriately touched his daughter has been allowed back in the classroom. “I’m mad, I’m angry, I’m disappointed,” Tony Smith said.

    ...

    An arrest warrant reads in part, “Jane Doe bent over to pick up her cell phone in the doorway of Britain’s classroom and she felt Britain smack her on the backside.” Investigators said the incident followed claims by 11 other students who also accused Britain of lewd or inappropriate contact. Ultimately, the two serious charges of child annoyance against Britain were dropped, and he was only convicted of a misdemeanor battery charge.

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    Press Enterprise: NORCO: Teacher charged with touching girl is back at work (Nov 11 2013)

    The family of a 12-year-old girl who was inappropriately touched by a math teacher in Norco is protesting that he has been allowed to return to a classroom. Thomas Bert Britain, 42, pleaded guilty in August to one misdemeanor count of battery in a plea deal with prosecutors to dismiss two counts of misdemeanor annoying a child, according to court records. By September, Britain’s teaching credential was restored and he was reassigned to River Heights Intermediate School in Eastvale. He had been working at Norco Intermediate School when he was charged in September 2012 with annoying or molesting a 12-year-old girl in his class. The girl said Britain made lewd comments to her and patted her on the buttocks in his classroom ... He was sentenced in August to three years' probation and ordered to attend 12 sensitivity classes and perform 40 hours of community service.