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Teacher accused of child exploitation officially fired

The Lafayette School Corporation has formally fired a teacher accused of child exploitation.

Posted: Mar 15, 2018 10:52 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- The Lafayette School Corporation has formally fired a teacher accused of child exploitation.

Superintendent Les Huddle says Joe Kimerer never responded to the move to break his contract. The board was able to finalize it at noon today, without opposition.

Kimerer was banned from school property on February 27th, after a victim's parent went to police. However, he was not arrested or identified until March 9th.

Police say Kimerer taught his victims how to look up pornography on their cell phones and asked them to send him pictures of their genitalia. The victims were all boys aged 12 or 13.

Kimerer had been teaching 4th grade at the school for 18 years, after graduating from Purdue in 1999. He faces 13 felony charges for various kinds of sexual misbehavior against children.

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