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I-Team: 2nd lawsuit filed against former Fayetteville principal in alleged molestation case

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David Edwards was charged earlier this year in an 11-count indictment alleging multiple sex crimes against three male students. (WTVD)

A second civil suit has been filed against former Douglas Byrd Middle School principal David Edwards in alleged child molestation cases.

Edwards was charged earlier this year in an 11-count indictment alleging multiple sex crimes against three male students.

The indictments filed in March cover the years 2009-2013, during Edwards' tenure as principal at Ramsey Street Alternative School and Douglas Byrd.

The second civil suit filed Tuesday is on behalf of a now 16-year-old victim who would've been 13 at the time of the alleged abuse in the fall of 2011.

The first suit filed on behalf of another student earlier this year also names the Cumberland County Board Education, and claims the board was aware that the principal was a threat to students long before he resigned from his post.

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