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

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Three more victims have come forward with allegations against once-beloved coach, Eric Fairman.

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Allegheny County Police say the three newest victims claim Fairman sexually abused them.

The newest victims reported similar scenarios as the first few victims, where they said Fairman targeted them at get-togethers, and sexually assaulted them.

There are now seven victims who say Fairman sexually abused them.

”My hat really goes off to these boys who were able to muster up the courage to come forward. Not only are they obtaining justice for themselves, but they are protecting society in general,” Attorney Ben Andreozzi told Channel 11.

Ben Andreozzi has experience representing sex assault victims. Most notable, he represented several victims in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal at Penn State.

He said, one victim coming forward can be the catalyst for more victims speaking up.

”It can be empowering for one victim to know that someone else came forward. It lets them know that they’re not alone, and we all know there is strength in numbers,” Andreozzi said.

Fairman was the coach of multiple youth sports teams, in addition to job as 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.

Andreozzi said that’s typical of a sex predator.

”It’s actually common that perpetrators of abuse are affiliated with these sorts of organizations because it gives them access,” he said.

Fairman is being held at the Allegheny County Jail.

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