Ex-coach in Fayetteville under $21M bond on sex charges


FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A former youth basketball coach and Cumberland County school employee has been charged with 105 more sex crimes.

Rodney Scott, 50, was charged Tuesday after an eighth person came forward, Fayetteville police Sgt. Shawn Strepay said in a statement.

Scott was charged with 21 counts of statutory sex offense, 21 counts of crimes against nature, 21 counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, 21 counts of child abuse sex act and 21 other sex offenses alleged to have happened in 2012.

Bail on the latest charges is nearly $3.7 million. Total bail on 180 charges now totals more than $21 million.

Police say the alleged sex offenses occurred over at least a 13-year period. Scott was first arrested last May.

It wasn’t known if he has a lawyer on the latest charges.

Scott held a variety of positions putting him into contact with children over the years.

He worked as a substitute teacher with Cumberland County Schools from 1997 to 2010. He also worked as a safe schools coordinator at one high school between 2011 and 2013.

He worked with the Fayetteville Police Department on a program to reduce gang violence in 2013.

He was a basketball coach beginning in 2005 and was an area representative with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Scott was also licensed to serve as a foster parent.

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