A former contracted employee of the Mayfield City Schools was indicted on 14 felony criminal counts by a Cuyahoga County grand jury on Monday.
MAYFIELD HEIGHTS -- According to the indictment, a former contracted employee of the Mayfield City Schools was indicted on 14 felony criminal counts by a Cuyahoga County grand jury on Monday.
He was indicted Monday on 10 felony counts of sexual battery, one count of disseminating material harmful to a minor and three counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.
Back in April, the school district became aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct between a contracted Cleveland Clinic employee, Dean Ochi, and a Mayfield High School student.
In a letter to district parents, the school wrote "Upon learning of the allegation on April 28, 2014, swift and immediate action was taken by the Mayfield City Schools administration. At that time, Mr. Ochi was escorted from the Mayfield campus and Mayfield Village Police were called. The contract between Mayfield City Schools and Mr. Ochi was immediately terminated."
After the incident, the school district began the following procedures:
- All contracted employees, including athletic trainers, will have bi-annual FBI/BCI background checks through Mayfield City Schools, in addition to background checks by their employer
- Access to our school buildings for athletic training will be restricted, upon review
- Training and review of treatment protocols for our athletic workers and high school student trainer interns will be conducted by the start of the fall season with Mayfield staff and representatives from the Cleveland Clinic