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Ex-Principal Indicted on More Child Sex Charges

Posted June 25, 2007

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— A former Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School assistant principal was indicted Monday on 20 sex-related charges involving a minor.

Larry Ray Jewell, 57, of 104 Queensbury Drive in Dunn, was arrested in February on 46 sex charges involving a youth who lived in his home.

In March, Raleigh police charged him with a sex-related offense involving a student at Southeast Raleigh High last year.

Jewell, who resigned his position at the school immediately before his arrest, has maintained his innocence, claiming the charges are in retaliation for his effort to evict the accuser from his home.

A Harnett County grand jury indicted him on 15 counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor, three counts of statutory rape and two counts of disseminating obscenity to a minor. A grand jury has previously indicted him on 24 other charges.

Jewell remains in the Harnett County Detention Center on a $3.25 million bond.