LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 62-year-old former Los Angeles elementary school teacher accused of committing lewd acts on children is expected to plead no contest to charges today.

An attorney who represents 30 Miramonte (mee-ruh-MAHN'-tay) Elementary School students and their parents says Mark Berndt is expected to be sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading to 23 charges.

The school district says 63 lawsuits filed on behalf of victims have been settled for more than $29 million.