A former fencing coach at La Jolla Country Day School has pleaded not guilty for allegedly carrying on an inappropriate relationship with a student.
On Tuesday, 50-year-old Vijay Prasad was charged with 13 counts, including sodomy of a person under 16 by a person over 21, and lewd act on a child 14 or 15 years of age.
La Jolla Country Day School officials said Prasad was not an employee but coached an after-school fencing program on school grounds.
He faces 11 years in prison if convicted.
The arraignment comes in the same week that Los Angeles County Sheriff's department arrested 61-year-old Mark Berndt after a film technician processed distubing photos of children blindfolded with tape over their mouths.
He is accused of committing lewd acts to two dozen boys and girls over a period of five years.
On Wednesday, a sheriff's department investigation revealed that Berndt was investigated in 1994 for an alleged fondling incident. The LA County Sheriff's Department found that a girl, who was 10 or 11-years-old at the time, said Berndt tried to touch her inappropriately over her clothing.
The allegation was rejected by the District Attorney in Los Angeles at the time.