Cleveland teacher charged with soliciting sex from undercover agent posing as teen
WJW / Cuyahoga County
Patrick DeChant, 32, of Lakewood, is charged with corruption of a minor.

By Talia Naquin, WJW

LAKEWOOD, Ohio (WJW) -- A teacher at St. Edward High School was arraigned Monday, following his arrest on charges of soliciting sex from an undercover agent posing as a teen.

Patrick DeChant, 32, of Lakewood, is charged with corruption of a minor.

The agent was working with the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

St. Edward principal KC McKenna said after learning of the charge, the school suspended DeChant and instructed him to have no contact with students.

McKenna said the case does not involve any St. Ed students.

In court Monday, DeChant's attorney waived his preliminary hearing to have his case presented to a grand jury.

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