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Former LA Teacher to Stand Trial for Sexually Assaulting Nine Students

And a relative

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A former Los Angeles Unified School District teacher was ordered to stand trial on 14 charges of sexually assaulting nine students and a relative, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge in Long Beach ruled Monday that Robert Pimentel, 57, must stand trial on multiple charges of continuous sexual abuse and molestation, two days after testimony by his alleged victims during his preliminary hearing.

The judge also dismissed two charges against Pimentel. Prosecutors could not immediately explain the circumstances as to why those charges were dropped.