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Miami-Dade high school coach who was accused of raping 16-year-old girl bonds out of jail

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A man who worked as a security guard and an assistant football coach for Miami-Dade County Public Schools was arrested Monday on a charge of sexual battery on a minor by an adult. He was released on bond on Tuesday.

Dominic Alganon Johnson, 36, was taken into custody at Miami Carol City Senior High School in Miami Gardens. A county schools spokeswoman said Johnson has been employed by the district for 11 years, most recently at Carol City High, and that they have already taken steps to terminate him.

According to his arrest report, Johnson texted the 16-year-old victim on Sunday and told her that he had a gift for her at his home.

Police said the teen went to Johnson’s house, and while there asked if she could use the restroom. The victim told police that while she was washing her hands in the bathroom, Johnson came inside and began to rub her buttocks over her clothing with his hands.

Dominic Alganon Johnson, 36, has been employed by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools for 11 years, most recently at Carol City High where he was an assistant football coach. The district said it has begun the process of terminating him. Police said Johnson denied the accusations against him.
Dominic Alganon Johnson, 36, has been employed by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools for 11 years, most recently at Carol City High where he was an assistant football coach. The district said it has begun the process of terminating him. Police said Johnson denied the accusations against him.

According to the arrest report, Johnson then “placed his hands inside the front of his pants and began to move in a back and forth motion.”

Police said Johnson told the teen he was going to get a condom and the victim told him, “no,” and tried to leave the bathroom.

According to authorities, Johnson told the teen to be quiet, and then went to get the condom and raped her.

Police said Johnson denied the accusations against him.

He posted a $25,000 bond Tuesday and has been released from jail. He was ordered by a judge to stay away from the victim.

“Miami-Dade County Public Schools is deeply disturbed to learn about the circumstances that led to this individual’s arrest,” the school district said in a statement Tuesday. “The allegations are reprehensible and unsettling, and will not be taken lightly. As such, the District has initiated employment termination proceedings, and will ensure that the individual is precluded from seeking future employment with this school system.”

Local 10 News’ Roy Ramos went to Johnson’s home Tuesday afternoon to seek comment.

While he wasn’t home to answer questions, his neighbors expressed shock to hear the allegations against a man who has worked with children for more than a decade.

“I am appalled at that,” one neighbor said. “If he really did that, I am appalled.”

As for the reaction at Carol City High School, student Jameel Auset said: “All the kids are saying the same stuff, like, ‘Oh I never thought Coach would do something like that.’”


About the Authors:

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.

Roy Ramos joined the Local 10 News team in 2018. Roy is a South Florida native who grew up in Florida City. He attended Christopher Columbus High School, Homestead Senior High School and graduated from St. Thomas University.