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Former teacher faces molestation charges

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - A 39-year-old man is facing charges after police say he molested a student at Imagine Master Academy while he was teaching there.

Eric Gerdes, 39, of Huntington has been charged with two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and one count of child molestation.

Between 2011 and 2013 the victim says Gerdes forced her to perform sexual activities in his classroom with him.

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

Gerdes next hearing is set for April 6.

Emilia Miles

Emilia Miles joined Fort Wayne’s NBC in September 2019 as a Social Media and Digital Content Manager. Emilia also serves as a producer. She’s a Fort Wayne native and graduated from Indiana University.

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