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Ex-Hoke teacher faces indecent liberties charges

Posted February 3, 2011 3:10 p.m. EST

— A former Hoke County elementary school teacher was arrested last week in Yadkin County on indecent liberties charges, authorities said Thursday.

Robert Vaughn Carr Jr., 29, was charged Jan. 27 with four counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor, and he was released after posting a $40,000 bond.

Carr was hired last month as a kindergarten teacher at Upchurch Elementary School, but Hoke County Schools officials said they then received a call from someone in Yadkin County about pending charges against him. He resigned on Jan. 21 when school administrators confronted him about the allegations, officials said.