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Akron | Former teacher's assistant pleads guilty to raping children

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AKRON -- Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said D'Juan Shabazz Shields, 40, of Akron, pleaded guilty in the middle of his trial of raping a child under 13 and four counts of gross sexual imposition.

Shields raped and sexually assaulted two young girls in 2011 and 2012. At the time of his arrest, Shields was a teacher's assistant at Hyre Middle School, where he worked with autistic children.

Neither victim was a student at the school.

Visiting Judge Robert Brown immediately sentenced Shields to life in prison and deemed him a Tier III sex offender.

Shields will be eligible for parole after serving 10 years.

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