CLEVELAND, Ohio — A security guard at Cleveland’s East Tech High School has been indicted on charges that accuse him of sexually assaulting a student.
Derrick Dugger, 29, is charged with two counts of rape, two counts of sexual battery and one count of importuning in an indictment handed up Friday.
He is being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail on $300,000 bond. His arraignment is set for Wednesday.
Dugger is accused of forcing a 15-year-old girl to perform oral sex on him, court records say. The incident did not happen at the school, records say.
Police also say Dugger sent several inappropriate messages to multiple students via social media, including photos of his genitals, records say.
A Cleveland police sex crimes detective wrote in court filings that several other students have reached out to the school district to accuse Dugger of sexually assaulting them, and that it’s “anticipated” that more will come forward, according to court records.
The district placed Dugger on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal case, CMSD spokeswoman Roseann Canfora said.
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