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Southern Pines man charged with sexual assault

Posted December 31, 2013

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— Moore County deputies have arrested and charged a Southern Pines man with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old.

Scott Howard Ruesch, 30, of 205 Canterbury Rd., was charged with felony sexual offense by a substitute parent and sexual battery. He was placed in the Moore County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond.

Ruesch’s first court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 14.

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  • peace2u Dec 31, 2013

    What is a substitute parent? A step-father? Court-appointed guardian?