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Cleveland firefighter, St. Edward's wrestling coach pleads not guilty to rape charges

Accused of sexually assaulting team members
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Posted at 3:28 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 15:28:35-05

CLEVELAND — Daniel Gonsor, a part-time wrestling coach at St. Edwards High School who also works as a Cleveland firefighter, pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of rape and a slew of other charges at his arraignment Friday.

According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, Gonsor, 30, is charged with the following:

  • 1 count of Rape
  • 2 counts of Attempted Rape
  • 2 counts of Sexual Battery
  • 2 counts of Felonious Assault
  • 2 counts of Endangering Children
  • 2 counts of Corrupting Another With Drugs
  • 9 counts of Gross Sexual Imposition

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas records state that Gonsor was released after posting a $10,000 bond. He was also ordered to surrender his conceal-carry permit and any firearms he owns.

The charges stem from allegations that Gonsor sexually assaulted two members of the school's wrestling team between June 2015 and July 2019.

A Cleveland police spokesperson said on Friday that Gonsor has been suspended without pay from his job as a firefighter until his case is adjudicated.

Gonsor is scheduled to appear at the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas on Feb. 19 for a pre-trial hearing.

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