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Ex-teacher admits to sexual misconduct with student

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - A former Fort Wayne teacher has pleaded guilty to sexual conduct with a minor.

Eric Gerdes, 39, of Huntington, was a teacher at Imagine Master Academy when prosecutors said he had sex with a young student in his classroom.

The misconduct happened between 2011 and 2013. The victim -- who was about 13 years old at the time -- said Gerdes forced her to perform sexual activities in his classroom.

According to court documents, Gerdes also watched the victim on video chat performing sexual acts several times.

The plea agreement calls for the other four sex crime charges to be dropped.

The charter school closed in 2013.

Kayla Crandall

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