Background Check Did Not Show Prior Arrests For Janitor Accused of Raping a Baton Rouge Student

Adrian Wright Jr., 31, a former school janitor in Baton Rouge, was booked on a count of forcible rape of a 14 year old girl. On that Saturday, Wright allegedly pushed the girl, a student at North Banks Middle School, into a classroom and then raped her. She did not report the incident until months later and had by then transferred to another school.

Wright underwent a criminal background screening when he was first hired in summer 2011, but company and school officials say they were not aware of his other arrests because the screen came up clean.


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