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Ex-Assistant Principal Faces Sex Charge in Wake Court

Posted March 19, 2007 6:47 a.m. EDT
Updated March 19, 2007 4:14 p.m. EDT

— A former Southeast Raleigh High School assistant principal who faces dozens of sex-related charges in Harnett County appeared in a Wake County courtroom for the first time Monday.

Larry Ray Jewell was ordered to be held on a $20,000 bond. He is charged with one count of taking indecent liberties with a minor. Police said an incident allegedly occurred at Southeast Raleigh High last spring involving a male student.

Jewell also faces 46 sex-related charges in Harnett County and is being held on a $3.25 million bond.

According to the Dunn Police Department and the Harnett County Sheriff's Office, those charges stem from alleged abuse dating to 1999. But defense attorney Jesse Jones said Jewell is being set up by the accuser and Jewell's estranged wife.

A judge ruled there was enough evidence to move forward with the Harnett County charges and sent the case to a grand jury, which will consider the case on April 16.