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Former CMSD security guard sentenced to prison for sexual assault of students

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Posted at 1:02 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 13:04:19-04

CLEVELAND — The former security guard for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District who pleaded guilty to sexual battery, gross sexual imposition and importuning after two students accused him of assault last fall was sentenced in court Wednesday morning.

Derrick Dugger was sentenced to four years in prison and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, according to court records.

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

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.

Dugger was given a Tier III sex offender designation, the most severe classification. He must register his residence every 90 days in person.

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