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St. Edward teacher pleads guilty to attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor

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Posted at 5:49 PM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 17:49:38-05

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — A St. Edward High School teacher has pleaded guilty to a charge for sending an online message to an undercover agent he thought was a minor.

Patrick DeChant, 33, pleaded guilty to attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

DeChant agreed to forfeit his cellphone and his 2006 Honda Civic to the state.

He will be sentenced on Feb. 26.

A St. Ed's official said he is no longer employed at the school.

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