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Former CMSD security guard pleads guilty to sexual battery following rape accusations

Posted: 10:25 AM, Jun 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-11 10:25:12-04
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CLEVELAND — Derrick Dugger, a former security guard for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, pleaded guilty to a slew of charges after two students accused him of sexual assault last fall.

Dugger pleaded guilty to sexual battery, gross sexual imposition and importuning after two students accused him of assault last fall.

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Court records show Dugger inappropriately touched two 15-year-old girls between May and October 2018.

Dugger was originally indicted Nov. 30, 2018, on multiple charges relating to the sexual assault of a special needs student. He was charged with two counts of rape, two counts of sexual battery and one count of importuning. According to the indictment, the grand jury classified him as a sexually violent predator.

The school district suspended Dugger when the allegations surfaced.

Dugger is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11 at 9:00 a.m. in room 22A of the Justice Center.

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