Plea deal reached for former preschool teacher accused of molesting multiple victims

WEVV 44 [Evansville, IN]

April 23, 2024

By Adam Kight

A plea agreement has been filed for a former preschool teacher who was arrested twice on child molesting charges.

Court records show Joshua Leduc was scheduled to go to trial on Monday, but the trial was canceled.

Court officials tell 44News that a plea agreement was reached Tuesday.

Leduc was arrested in August of 2022 after a child came forward and reported abuse, and again in 2023 after police said another child reported abuse.

Leduc was a preschool teacher at Bethel United Church of Christ. Officials at the church said Leduc was fired after the first incident in 2022.

After Tuesday’s plea deal was reached, Leduc is now set to be sentenced on June 28.