Former teacher pleads guilty to alcohol charge


A former Glenwood Middle School teacher pleaded guilty yesterday in Howard County Circuit Court to charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, his lawyer said.

Klaude Krannebitter, 36, taught health in Howard County schools for 12 years before resigning last spring after county police accused him of paying a 15-year-old Baltimore boy to perform sex acts.

In a plea agreement, Howard County dropped several charges against Krannebitter, including engaging in an unnatural and perverted sex act, said Krannebitter's lawyer, Walt Balint.

He said his client's sentencing has been scheduled Nov. 15.

Krannebitter has been indicted in Baltimore County on charges involving the same 15-year-old boy, including third- and fourth-degree sex offenses, perverted practice, child pornography and lewdness.

Pub Date: 9/09/99

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