CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland Metropolitan School District security guard is accused of raping several students at East Tech High School.
Derrick Dugger, 29, is charged with rape, a first-degree felony. He is being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail on $300,000 bond after his first court appearance on Saturday.
Dugger is accused of raping and sexually assaulting several of the students at the high school, according to court records.
A Cleveland police sex crimes detective wrote in court filings that several other students have reported sexual assaults to the school district and that it’s “anticipated” that more will come forward, according to court records.
In one case, he forced a 15-year-old girl to perform oral sex on him, court records say. The assaults all happened away from the school, court records say.
Dugger also sent several inappropriate messages to the students via social media, including photos of his genitals.
Court records also note Dugger is licensed to carry a gun as a security guard, that he tracks the girls both on social media and in real life and “is a danger to these young ladies.”
Cleveland officials have not released police reports regarding the incidents.
CMSD spokeswoman Roseann Canfora said Dugger is on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal case.
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