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Former Fayetteville coach facing 69 charges after sixth victim comes forward

Posted May 24, 2016 8:18 p.m. EDT
Updated May 24, 2016 10:20 p.m. EDT

Rodney Scott

— Four additional charges have been filed against former Pine Forest High School basketball coach Rodney Scott after a sixth person came forward to disclose sexual abuse.

Scott was charged Tuesday with one additional count of statutory rape, one count of crimes against nature and two counts of indecent liberties with a child.

Authorities said the charges stem from incidents that occurred on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13. The male victim was 15 at the time of the incidents.

Scott was being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center and his bond was increased by $275,000 to more than $17 million.

In total, Scott is facing 69 sex-related charges.

Fayetteville police have set up dedicated phone lines for the investigation into Scott. Anybody who believes they were a victim or knows a victim should call 910-433-1539, 910-433-1530, or 910-433-1851.