Barry Dugar, the registered sex offender who posted bail last week following his arrest on charges of sexually abusing children at the group home he ran, was arrested again Thursday when new abuse allegations were discovered, police said.
The 50-year-old founding director of The Remember Us Peoples’ Project (TRUPP), which served the formerly incarcerated, is suspected of abusing at least five minors, Richmond police Lt. Andre Hill said.
After his arrest Oct. 28 on charges that he abused three minors, Dugar posted the $20,000 bail and was released. Today, he’s back in jail after two more victims were identified. He is now being held on $1.7 million bail.
With the minors, Dugar is accused of performing sex acts and also watching pornography and soliciting sex for money, police said.
More about Dugar’s criminal past has come to light as well. In 2004, he was convicted of molesting a minor and served four years in state prison. In 2009 and 2011, he was re-arrested for violating his parole.
Authorities are trying to figure out how a registered sex offender managed to care for kids and to run TRUPP, which was respected in the community and posed as a nonprofit even though it was unlicensed.
Bay City News contributed to this report