INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana School for the Deaf teacher has been fired after he was charged in Ohio with felony sexual misconduct charges involving a student.
WRTV-TV reports that Jerry R. Claus was charged last month in Ohio’s Erie County for allegations from 2005.READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine To Remain In Limbo While Officials Seek More Evidence
Claus taught at the School for the Deaf from 2013 until last month.
According to his indictment, the girl was 13 years old and the incident happened off school grounds.READ MORE: Multiple Ballot Questions Face Voters In This Year's Primary
Claus’s attorney, Troy Wisehart, tells the station that his client is innocent.
Claus’s arraignment in Ohio is set for March 30.MORE NEWS: Parents Say Pine-Richland Head Football Coach Eric Kasperowicz And Entire Coaching Staff Will Not Return In Fall
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