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A 20-year-old Cleveland Heights man appeared in court Tuesday on rape charges.

The alleged crime happened two weeks ago at the day care center of First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland in Shaker Heights where Michael Ferricci worked, according to Shaker Heights policereports obtained by Cleveland 19 News. Ferricci has since been fired.

During Tuesday’s arraignment, Ferricci’s bond was lowered from $1 million to $250,000. Reporter Sara Goldenberg caught up with Ferricci as his parents bailed him out of jail and a family member told Cleveland 19 News that police made a mistake.

He’s been officially charged with one count of raping a minor. His case has been bound over to a grand jury.

Ferricci did not respond for a request for a comment Tuesday.



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