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Teacher Pleads Not Guilty

Culver Resident Former Teacher at Notre Dame Acdemy


January 1, 2015

Elizabeth Ann Brewer

Elizabeth Ann Brewer, 39, a former teacher at a Notre Dame Academy, a Catholic girls' high school in Westwood, pleaded not guilty on Monday to three counts of sexual penetration by foreign object two counts of oral copulation and one count of forcible oral copulation in connection with an alleged sexual relationship with an underage student.

The alleged affair went on for nearly three years between January 2004 and December 2006, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorneys' office.

Brewer was arrested by the Culver City Police Department in October after a lengthy investigation. She is a Culver City resident. The victim was a 16-year-old student at the time.

In a letter sent to parents when Brewer's arrest was announced the president of said the school was cooperating with the police investigation.

Notre Dame Academy President Nancy Coomis told parents she first learned of the allegations several years earlier, after the student had graduated and Brewer was no longer at the school. Coomis said she reported the allegations to the police immediately.

Brewer is due back in court Jan. 20. She faces up to 21 years in state prison if convicted on all the charges.


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