Eric Fairman: Former teacher, coach facing more charges including statutory sexual assault

More charges have been filed against Eric Fairman, the former teacher and youth coach accused of sexually assaulting children over the past several years.

Local teacher, youth sports coach accused of sexually assaulting several children

According to court documents filed on Wednesday, two more alleged victims, referred to as victims No. 10 and No. 11, came forward with allegations against Fairman.

For the first time, Fairman, 26, is facing charges of statutory sexual assault, promoting prostitution, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and sexual assault related to alleged victim No. 10. According to police paperwork, the boy said he felt he was doing something wrong if he told anyone about it.

Fairman is also facing additional charges of indecent assault, corruption of minors and criminal use of a communication facility.

Court documents say that alleged victim No. 11 described multiple incidents of inappropriate contact with Fairman, with the first one dating back to 2017. He allegedly gave Allegheny County police screenshots of text messages between him and Fairman from earlier this year that contained an accusation.

On Wednesday, we learned that an alleged eighth victim came forward. Police paperwork states that during an interview, when asked what happened, the latest victim said “he did everything he did to the other kids to me.” In the criminal complaint, the victim details several incidents of alleged sexual abuse at both the victim’s home and Fairman’s home.

Teacher, coach accused of sexually assaulting children facing more charges, 3 more victims involved

Fairman was the coach of multiple youth sports teams, in addition to being a math teacher at McKeesport Middle School. He was the varsity baseball coach at Keystone Oaks and a coach and substitute at Thomas Jefferson High School.

He remains in the Allegheny County Jail and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for later this month.

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