LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - A former northwest Indiana teacher faces nearly two dozen charges for his alleged sexual misconduct with boys during after-school baseball lessons.
Forty-six-year-old Joe Kimerer was fired in March as a fourth-grade teacher and baseball coach at Amelia Earhart Elementary School after the allegations surfaced.
The Journal & Courier reports Kimerer initially faced 13 charges, including vicarious sexual gratification with a child, for his alleged actions with male students during after-school baseball pitching lessons at the Lafayette school.
But he's now charged with a total of 21 counts after three additional boys told authorities that he'd victimized them. Kimerer also faces two counts of violating no-contact orders for allegedly leaving notes of apology for two of his alleged victims' fathers.
A message seeking comment was left Tuesday with Kimerer's attorney.
Information from: Journal and Courier, http://www.jconline.com
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