School janitor accused of raping 14-year-old student
BATON ROUGE - A janitor is accused of forcing a 14-year-old North Banks Middle School female student inside a classroom and raping her last year.
Adrian Wright Jr., 31, is charged with forcible rape for the alleged November 23, 2013 incident. The girl told deputies she was leaving school when Wright "physically pushed" her into the classroom.
She said she attempted to push Wright off but was unsuccessful.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office was not notified about the accusation until April 4, 2014 when a guidance counselor informed them of the alleged incident. The girl said she recognized Wright as someone who cleaned the school.
While attempting to arrest Wright, deputies learned he was already in prison serving 10 years on a felony auto theft conviction. Court records indicate Wright faced additional jail time as an habitual offender, but those records did not state what the other criminal offenses he committed.
Wright was not employed by the school district and instead was a contract worker through Aramark, according to EBR Schools spokesperson Keith Bromery. EBR Schools and Aramark have a contract agreement where the cleaning company is required to perform a background check on their employees, Bromery said.
Aramark determines if employees with a criminal history are suitable to work on school campuses, according to Bromery.