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Amanda Jo Barker (left), a former North Marion High School freshman cheerleading coach, looks around during her plea hearing Wednesday as her attorney Shirley Stanton looks on. Barker pleaded guilty to three counts involving sexual misconduct with a minor, representing three victims.

Former North Marion High School freshman cheerleading coach Amanda Jo Barker, 31, of Mannington, pleaded guilty to three charges involving sexual misconduct with a minor at a hearing in Marion County Circuit Court Wednesday morning.

The charges include two counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian and one count of soliciting a minor via computer, all felony charges. Each count involves a separate, juvenile victim, according to information presented by Marion County Prosecutor Pat Wilson.

As part of the hearing procedure, Judge David R. Janes walked Barker through the implications of entering these pleas and waiving her right to indictment.

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