WRTV-TV reports that Jerry R. Claus was charged last month in Ohio's Erie County for allegations from 2005.

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.

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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.

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Claus’s attorney, Troy Wisehart, tells the station that his client is innocent.

Claus’s arraignment in Ohio is set for March 30.

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