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Second Girl Comes Forward in Cumberland Sex Case

Posted June 6, 2007 2:58 p.m. EDT
Updated June 6, 2007 10:07 p.m. EDT

— The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said a second person has come forward in the case of a teacher’s assistant charged with having sex with under-aged girls.

A girl told authorities Wednesday that she and Joel Vincent Hurley, 28, of 1261 Thelbert Drive, had been having sex since April on the campus of Grays Creek Middle School.

Hurley was arrested on May 16 in a separate case after a girl told a teacher that she and Hurley had a sexual relationship for a short period of time. Hurley did not teach either girl.

Hurley also was a part-time employee with the Fayetteville-Cumberland County Parks and Recreation Department. After the first incident, the department suspended him without pay and sent him a notice of dismissal.

In addition to the latest charge of taking indecent liberties with a student, Hurley faces two counts of statutory rape, two counts of statutory sex offense, two counts of sexual activity by school personnel with a student and three counts of indecent liberties by school personnel with a student. All are felony charges.

Hurley was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center on $90,000 secured bond.