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Former cop accused of raping 7 young girls

By Kaylee Remington • Aug 8, 2017 at 10:00 PM

GARFIELD HEIGHTS (TNS) —  A Garfield Heights man accused of raping seven girls was once a part-time patrolman for the Kirtland Hills Police Department, records show.

Scott Brundage, 49, started working for the Kirtland Hills Police Department on Oct. 30, 1992, according to his work file obtained from the department.

He resigned Nov. 12, 1993 in a handwritten note that offered no explanation.

None of the current staff worked at the department with Brundage, Kirtland Hills police Lt. Jeff Bilicic said.

United States Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force agents arrested Brundage at his Granger Road home on a warrant, Stow police said.

He's charged with four counts of rape, nine counts of gross sexual imposition, two counts of sexual imposition and one count of corrupting another with drugs, police said.

The girls were between the ages of 10 and 15 years old, police said.

Police began investigating Brundage in January after the youngest girl told her mother that he took advantage of her, police said. The victim was known to Brundage and he lived in her Stow home.

Brundage also assaulted the girl's female siblings, according to the release.

Another parent told police in March that Brundage raped her daughters who knew the girl who made the initial claim, police said.

Brundage made one of the victims ingest illegal substances, although a statement from Stow police does not specify what substance.

A Summit County grand jury handed up an indictment Wednesday after the investigation and testimony from a Stow police detective, according to the release.

He is being held in Summit County Jail pending his arraignment.

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