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Ex-Principal Faces June Trial on Sex-Related Charge

Posted April 23, 2007

— A former Southeast Raleigh High School assistant principal accused of inappropriate contact with a male student a year ago will go to trial in June.

Larry Ray Jewell pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of taking indecent liberties with a minor. A June 11 trial date was set.

Raleigh police said an incident allegedly occurred at Southeast Raleigh High last spring involving a male student.

Jewell also faces 46 sex-related charges in Harnett County and is being held in the Harnett County Jail on a $3.25 million bond.

According to the Dunn Police Department and the Harnett County Sheriff's Office, those charges stem from alleged abuse dating to 1999. But Jewell's attorney has said his client has been set up by the accuser and Jewell's estranged wife.


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  • I hear voices Apr 24, 2007


    He hasn't been convicted yet so shouldn't we give him the benifit of the doubt. "innocent until proven guilty" Once he's proven guilty then deal a punishment.

  • jjslilred Apr 23, 2007

    WHERE WERE THE PARENTS??!!! This man was horribly wrong in what he did, but where were was the child's parents when this was going on? What are we teaching our children to safe-guard them from these preditors? And are we getting to know our kids' principles, counselors, teachers, group leaders (in and our of church), etc, so that we can discern for ourselves whether or not our children should be under their leadership? Parents not only have a right to know who their child is around (adults and other kids), but a RESPONSIBILITY!!! Active parents can help to prevent this sort of crime from happening as often as it is more effectively than castration.

  • JUNKMAN Apr 23, 2007

    I wasn't aware that you could look at a person and tell that they are child molesters. At least give him a chance to prove his innocence. If he can't do that then castrate him

  • ECUGIRL Apr 23, 2007

    As a former student of Southeast Raleigh this doesn't suprise me. I graduated in 2001 and the situation was similar to this one back then. We had a female assistant principal who was cheating on her husband with an underage student. The horrible thing about it was that everyone knew. I MEAN EVERYONE!! Nothing was ever done about it. It sure was easy to get out of any trouble when you knew one of the head staff members was sleeping with one of your peers! GO BULLDOGS!! I made it thru college by myself with absolutly no help or preperation from Southeast! Got to love public schools!!

  • ERRN Apr 23, 2007

    Why is a man with charges pending from an abuse case in 1999 employed in a Raleigh school???

  • uthink Apr 23, 2007

    Unfortunately, castration does not stop a pedophile. Their abuse is based on power not the actual act.

  • Tax Man Apr 23, 2007

    Having had personal experience with the Justice System in Wake County, I tend to believe a person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. I would hold off judgment on this man until he gets to present his side of the story. If he is found not guilty, then the DA needs to look into the allegations of his estranged wife/the accuser conspiring to ruin him. Also, the state should pay him dearly for the time he was held in jail on the excessive bond, and the school should reinstate him with full back pay and promotions that he would have had in the normal course. If found guilty - Off to prison!