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Ex-Principal Indicted on Sex Charges

Posted May 17, 2007 4:46 p.m. EDT

— A former Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School assistant principal was indicted Thursday on 24 sex-related charges involving a minor.

Larry Ray Jewell, 57, of 104 Queensbury Drive in Dunn, was arrested in February on 46 sex charges involving a youth who lived in his home.

In March, Raleigh police charged him with a sex-related offense involving a student at Southeast Raleigh High last year.

Jewell, who resigned his position at the school immediately before his arrest, has maintained his innocence, claiming the charges are in retaliation for his effort to evict the accuser from his home.

A Harnett County grand jury is expected to take action on the remaining 22 charges against Jewell next month.

Jewell remains in the Harnett County Detention Center on a $3.25 million bond.