Fernando Salgado was one of four students at A.B. Miller High School, in Fontana, Calif., arrested in the attempted sodomy of another student with steel rebar while the other three—all minors—allegedly held the boy down and removed his pants, reported KTLA.
Another incident took place June 14 involving three students who allegedly held down another boy while Salgado attempted to sodomize him with a wooden broom handle, according to KTLA.
Salgado, 18, pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of sexual penetration and false imprisonment while sobbing in front of his family. Eventually he became so upset he jostled bailiffs before being physically restrained and led out of the courtroom.
The alleged incidents both took place in the same summer school masonry class taught by Emmanuel Delarosa.
Delarosa, 27, was originally arrested and charged with child cruelty after he was accused of knowing about the hazings and allegedly ordered one of the attacks “to limit behavioral problems in the classroom,” police told the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.
Adrianna Mares, 19, a former student of Delarosa’s, told KTLA that hazings were common in his classes, saying students would “take the broom and put it between their butt and the top of their jeans.”
After further investigation, authorities charged Delarosa with two counts of felony attempted sexual penetration by a foreign object on a minor over 14 and two counts of felony false imprisonment by violence, according to the station.