Fired Lafayette elementary teacher faces additional charges of sexual misconduct

A former Lafayette elementary teacher, already facing charges of sexual misconduct, has had additional charges added.

Posted: Apr 9, 2018 9:41 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Fired Amelia Earhart Elementary School teacher Joe Kimerer, 46, faces additional charges after he was arrested for alleged inappropriate behavior with children.

Related: Earhart teacher arrested for alleged child exploitation

Since his arrest, three more students have come forward with allegations against former teacher Joe Kimerer. The new counts include three charges of child solicitation and three charges of vicarious sexual gratification. They bring his total number of charges up to 21  including vicarious sexual gratification (Level 4 Felony), child exploitation with intent to satisfy sex desires (Level 5 Felony), child solicitation (Level 5 Felony) and inappropriate communication with a child.

Related: Fired Earhart teacher faces two more charges

According to the allegations, Kimerer instructed the boys, as young as nine at the time, to masturbate and bring
him measurements of their genitalia.

With his trial set for July, Kimerer is currently out on bond

Court records also show his wife has filed for divorce.

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