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Fayetteville teacher charged with sexually assaulting teen

Posted September 17, 2012 4:53 p.m. EDT
Updated September 17, 2012 5:34 p.m. EDT

— An elementary school teacher in Fayetteville was charged Monday with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old, police said.

Bradley Norman Dent, 46, is a teacher at Long Hill Elementary School, but investigators say he didn't meet the alleged victim there.

Dent was arrested Monday at his home in the 7000 block of Lamure Drive and placed in the Cumberland County jail under a $75,000 secured bond.

He faces one count of sex offense involving a juvenile and two counts of indecent liberties with a child.

There was no immediate word on whether Dent’s arrest affects his employment status at Cumberland County Schools.

The investigation is ongoing, police said, and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Fayetteville Police Department's youth services division at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS.