An elementary school teacher in Indiana was arrested Friday morning and faces 13 charges of sexual misbehavior with children.
Forty-six-your-old Joe Kimerer was supposed to be teaching fourth-grade children how to pitch a baseball during private lessons at Amelia Earhart Elementary School. Instead, he was coaching them to perform lewd acts and take photos and videos, the USA Today reported citing court documents.
At various times, Kimerer asked the boys during practice to go to the bathroom and masturbate, then he asked them to tell him about it. He also asked the boys about their asked about their penis sizes, according to the probable cause affidavit.
Lafayette police said that many of the incidents happened inside the school during school hours. The charges indicate the earliest allegations date back to the summer of 2014, and the most recent incident was two weeks ago, on Feb. 26.
The deviant teacher also contacted the boys at home to ask them if they had masturbated by using code phrases such as asking if the boys had “done their homework.” He also texted the boys asking them to delete the conversation, according to the affidavit.
He was arrested at his home without incident. is charged with four counts of vicarious sexual gratification with a child under 14 years old, two counts of child exploitation, two counts of attempted child exploitation, four counts of child solicitation and one count of inappropriate communication with a child, according to Lafayette police.
His bail is $500,000 surety bond and $50,000 cash.