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Rodney Scott

Former Fayetteville youth basketball coach Rodney Scott faces 105 additional charges after an eighth alleged sexual-abuse victim has come forward, Fayetteville Police announced Tuesday.

Scott was first arrested last May.

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Since then, police have been adding charges as more alleged victims have come forward. The latest alleged victim is a 15-year-old boy.

Scott now faces the following additional charges:

- 21 counts of Statutory Sexual Offense Against a Person Who is 13, 14, or 15 Years Old by a Defendant Who is at Least Six Years Older Than the Victim
- 21 counts of Sexual Activity by a Substitute Parent
- 21 counts of Child Abuse - Sexual Act
- 21 counts of Crime Against Nature
- 21 counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child

Scott received an additional bond of $3.675 million for these latest charges.

"We've been working on this for 10 months now. We've had one person full time on this for 10 months now," Fayetteville Police Lt. John Somerindyke told ABC11 on Wednesday. "If it takes them another 10 years to get through all of this to get these people justice -- we're committed to getting all survivors justice. Every single person he raped."

Scott remains confined at the Cumberland County Detention Center, where his total bond is now $21.35 million.

Child-advocacy experts say even when sexual predators are brought to justice, the effects of sexual abuse are long-lasting for the victims.

"The long term impact was fairly significant even including things such as having the propensity to develop diabetes, obesity, to develop cancer and just to have a more physical health issues in addition to the emotional and mental health issues that occurred," said Roberta Humphries, with the Child Advocacy Center in Fayetteville.

Detectives with the FPD's Youth Services Unit continue to encourage anyone who believes they have been victimized by Rodney Scott to come forward. Additionally, anyone who knows someone they believed has been victimized by Rodney Scott is also encouraged to come forward and speak with detectives.

Anyone with any information regarding the investigation of Rodney Scott is asked to contact Detective D. Riggott with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 723-2878, or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

Crimestoppers information can also be submitted online by completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type "4Tip" followed by your message).

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