RICHMOND -- Former Richmond middle school teacher Ron Guinto, who pleaded not guilty to 27 counts related to molestation of his students shorty after his arrest in March, is now facing triple the number of charges, according to an amended complaint finalized Friday and made public Monday.
Among the 87 charges committed against 13 John Does over an 11-year span are 40 forcible lewd acts upon child (including oral copulation and sodomy), 19 forcible lewd acts upon a child under 14, 24 counts of kidnapping, dissuading a witness and distributing lewd matter to a minor, plus dozens of enhancements.
The alleged offenses occurred in eight different counties and in such recreational locations as Mt. Diablo State Park, Yosemite National Park and Angel Island State Park, prosecutors say.
Guinto, 32, pleaded not guilty to the amended complaint Friday.
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