LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A former English teacher at an elite private girl’s school faces new charges of having a sexual relationship with a second female student, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s officials announced Monday.
Joseph Koetters, 47, of Santa Monica, pleaded not guilty to 10 new charges and was released Monday after posting an additional $350,000 bail. Koetters, who was originally charged with four counts, now faces seven counts each of oral copulation of a person under 18 and sexual penetration by a foreign object of a person under 18. His next court appearance is scheduled for June 23.READ MORE: High-Powered Winds Whip Through Southland, Bringing Cold Weather And Dust Advisories
Koetters taught English at the Marlborough School in Hancock Park when prosecutors say he initiated a year-long sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student in 2000.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, a second victim recently reported having a sexual relationship with the former teacher between February and June 2004 when she was also a 16-year-old student.READ MORE: Grant's 2 Goals Lead Anaheim Ducks' 5-1 Rout Of Tampa Bay
When Koetters was first charged, police said they interviewed two more victims, but one of the incidents occurred too long ago to file charges, and the other happened in Nevada.
Koetters taught at Marlborough for 14 years, then went on to teach at Polytechnic School of Pasadena.MORE NEWS: Omicron Surge Still Raging In Southland, Despite Decline In Other Parts Of Country
If convicted as charged, Koetters faces more than 11 years in state prison.