Camp teacher to be sentenced for fights

PASADENA - A former juvenile probation camp teacher accused of staging fights between students from opposing gangs pleaded no contest to six felony counts of child abuse on Tuesday.Stephen Wesley, 44, will be sentenced April 14. He is expected to receive 180 days in county jail and one year of anger management. Wesley was a substitute teacher at Camp Karl Holton, a juvenile probation camp located in the foothills of the San Fernando Valley, where he taught math and science to teenage boys. On Aug. 8, 2008, he allegedly matched up six students from rival gangs to fight. The incident was captured on video. Camp Holton has since shut down.

********** Published: January 13, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 39