Emmanuel De La Rosa was present and out of custody in the Fontana Superior Court Tuesday for a routine hearing.
"All we did was set more dates," Deputy District Attorney Morrissa Cardoza said Tuesday. "The (pre-preliminary hearing) is set for March 5, the prelim on March 7."
At the preliminary hearing, lawyers and a judge will hear testimony and review evidence to determine if sufficient probable cause exists to hold over the defendant for trial on the charges.
De La Rosa, who taught the masonry class where the alleged incidents took place, knew the hazing was going on, and, in at least one instance, may have directed students to carry it out in order to limit behavioral problems in the classroom, authorities said.
Fontana Unified School District police officers notified Fontana police in June of the possible hazing that they said involved the physical assault of at least one student in a masonry class.
During the investigation, police found a second victim.
De La Rosa was arrested in June but posted bail and has been remained out of custody for court hearings.
Also in court Tuesday was Fernando Manuel Salgado, an A.B. Miller High School student who was arrested for his alleged participation in the June sexual hazing incident.
Salgado pleaded guilty in July to one count of sexual penetration with a foreign object and one count of assault with a deadly weapon.
He originally pleaded not guilty to all of the charges but later accepted a plea bargain against the recommendation of his attorney.
A four-year state prison sentence connected to the plea will be suspended by the court as long as Salgado truthfully testifies at key hearings for De La Rosa.
"I'm gonna keep him coming back to court for each date," Cardoza said. "He will have to testify at the prelim and if there is a a trial."
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