New victims come forward after operator of boys home arrested

One day after KTVU reported a convicted sex offender was operating a group home for teenage boys, more alleged victims have come forward.

Barry Dugar, 50, was arrested in Richmond Wednesday on multiple charges of child molestation. According to authorities, he molested at least three victims on several different occasions. On Friday, police told KTVU at least two more alleged victims had come forward.

Dugar is a known sex offender who is registered on the Mega's Law website. On Friday, Richmond police were still trying to determine how he was able to operate a group home for teenage boys without authorities knowing.

Dugar also worked with students at John Kennedy High School. "Two victims from Kennedy High School reported that their guardian at their transitional home had sexually assaulted them," said Richmond Police Sgt. Matt Stonebreaker.

According to an official with the West Contra Costa School District, Dugar was allowed to be on campus to oversee students that he was listed as a guardian. Dugar was on campus for athletic games, practices and study hall. The district said Dugar was not affiliated with the district in an official capacity and has since been banned from school sites.

Dugar's previous offenses include annoying or molesting a person believed to be under 18 years of age and committing lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years of age.  Richmond Police say Dugar was convicted in 2009 and served time at San Quentin.

Police have not released the name of the group home, but said Dugar also operated a transitional home for the homeless or people who were recently released from jail.

The transitional facility is called TRUPP, or The Remember Us Peoples Project for. On Friday, the non-profit group, Prisoner Reentry Network, listed TRUPP has one of its  projects on its website, but the link had been taken down by Friday afternoon. KTVU called Prisoner Reentry Network, but they had no comment.

"He doesn't have a license with the state of California, Contra Costa County or the city of Richmond. So we're taking that very seriously right now, because we don't know how he's able to operate," said Stonebreaker.

Police said Dugar did not disclose his occupation when he registered as a sex offender.

KTVU tried to contact Dugar at the address listed on the Megan's Law Registry.The person inside the home shut the door.

The area where Dugar lives is less than a 30 second walk to an elementary school. Some wonder how a registered sex offender can live in the area. According to police, as long as you're not on supervised parole or probation, you can live anywhere you want as long as police know where you are.

"If you're a registered sex offender you do have to register once a year on your birthday within five days of your birthday. That's all you have to do at this point," said Stonebreaker.

Police say the victims in this case have been removed and are now in a safe home. Dugar is out on bail and has a restraining order to stay away from the boys group home.

Richmond police say if there are more victims out there, they want to hear from them.