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Ex-Compton teacher pleads no contest to molesting 2 girls

August 21, 2012 |  6:47 pm

A former Compton elementary school teacher pleaded no contest Tuesday to molesting two girls who were students at the school.

Ronald Sture Hoppe, 46, was charged with groping the girls, who were between 8 and 9 years old, while he taught at Foster Elementary School, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. 

Prosecutors said Hoppe pleaded to two felony counts of lewd acts on a child and two amended counts of misdemeanor lewd conduct. Hoppe is a Diamond Bar resident.

As part of the plea, Hoppe agreed to complete 52 weeks of sex offender classes. He also is barred from having any contact with minors, except for family members with an adult present. He also is barred from seeking employment with any schools or any type of services involving children, including day care and tutoring.

Sentencing is being held over for three years. If Hoppe successfully completes the terms of the plea, he will be sentenced on the misdemeanors and the two felonies will be dismissed, the district attorney's office said. If he fails to complete the terms, he will be sentenced to six years in state prison.

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