Fayetteville coach now faces 65 charges in youth sex crimes

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The former basketball coach faces 55 new charges.

A former Fayetteville youth basketball coach who is facing dozens of sex charges involving children again went before a judge Friday.

This was the fourth time in two weeks that Rodney Scott went before a judge on more sex offense charges. This time 55 new charges.

His bond was raised to $17 million.

The Fayetteville Police Department filed additional charges against Scott on Thursday after yet another victim came forward.

Scott was arrested May 2 and charged with two counts of statutory rape of a boy younger than 15.

Since then, at least three other victims have come forward, bringing the total number of charges to 65.

In Thursday's development, detectives with the FPD's Youth Services Unit learned that a victim, who was 13-years-old at the time, was allegedly assaulted by Scott in 2014.

Detectives obtained warrants charging Scott with 11 counts of statutory sex offense, 11 counts of sexual activity by a substitute parent, 11 counts of indecent liberties with a child, 11 counts of child abuse by sexual act, and 11 counts of crimes against nature.

FPD detectives served the additional 55 warrants on Scott at the Cumberland County Detention Center where he has remained since his arrest.

The charges so far involve four victims, but police believe there are more. They said they fear that many will decide to remain silent, and "keep" their terrible secret.

"And a lot of them tell us that they have moved on with their lives," said Lt. John Somerindyke with the Fayetteville Police Department. "That they do not want police action, and we respect that."

Anyone who believes they have been a victim, or anyone who knows someone they believe has been the victim of a sexual assault, or any crime, involving Rodney Scott is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1529, (910) 433-1530, or (910) 433-1851.

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