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Cleveland school security guard indicted on 2 counts of rape, among other charges

Posted: 1:20 PM, Dec 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-03 18:20:32Z

A Cleveland school security guard was indicted on five charges Monday, including rape and sexual battery, according to court documents.

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Derrick Dugger, 29, a security guard at East Technical High School, was indicted on two counts of rape, two counts of sexual battery and one count of importuning, court records revealed.

Dugger was formally charged with rape last week after an investigation began earlier in November, but one Cleveland family said that they reported him months before.

According to Joyce Swann, her 15-year-old special needs daughter made a complaint about Dugger soon after the school year began at East Technical High School.

A CMSD report of that complaint obtained by News 5 is dated September 7 — more than 2 months before Dugger was charged.

The school district released a statement following the allegations:

CMSD is assisting CPD in its investigation of these serious allegations. The officer has been suspended pending the outcome, and school officials are providing needed support for the students and their families.

Dugger is scheduled to appear in court again on Wednesday, Dec. 5.