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Ex-Hoke Employee Faces Student Sex Charge

A former Hoke County employee has been charged with having sexual contact with a student, authorities said.

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RAEFORD, N.C. — A former Hoke County employee has been charged with having sexual contact with a student, authorities said.

Patrick Dupree, 41, of 1251 Blackford Drive in Fayetteville, was charged with one count each of statutory sex offense, sex offense of a student and indecent liberties with a student. He was being held in the Hoke County Jail on a $500,000 secured bond.

Dupree resigned his position with Hoke Parks and Recreation before his arrest.

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