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Charge: Cumberland schools employee paid student for sex

Posted June 15, 2009 1:01 p.m. EDT

— An employee of the Cumberland County School System was paying a 15-year-old student for sexual favors, according the sheriff’s office.

Jeffery Brent Godwin Sr., 40, of 1503 Deep Creek Road in Fayetteville works in the mailroom at school district headquarters.

Investigators said Godwin would drive his victim to a local motel where he paid her to have sex with him. The encounters went on from December 2007 through the spring of 2009, the girl told investigators.

Detectives charged Godwin with two counts of statutory rape, two counts of first degree kidnapping, two counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor and five counts of facilitating the prostitution of a minor

He was taken to the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $110,000 bond. A first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday.