Three more tell police Fayetteville coach sexually assaulted them

Rodney Scott

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Police will charge a Fayetteville coach with more sex crimes charges after three more people have come forward saying they were victims.

Rodney Scott will be charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a child.

Police said the first victim to come forward Friday is a 14-year-old boy who claims he was assaulted in April 2015.

The second victim is a 15-year-old boy who said he was assault in March or April 2003.

A third, a 14-year-old boy, says he was assaulted last month.

Lt. John Somerindyke said calls have been pouring in regarding sexual assault accusations against Scott, who still leads an AAU basketball team in Fayetteville.

Some of the accusations date back as many as 20 years involving both male and female victims. Four detectives have been assigned to work solely on this case.

Scott now faces a total of 10 sexual offense charges connection with the assault of four different victims.

All offenses occurred at Scott’s home, police said.

Scott is known throughout Fayetteville as “Coach Scott” after mentoring and training hundreds of youth over two decades. A family member said Scott tried to help kids who needed support.

Police say Scott was also a foster parent to various children that lived in his home.

Authorities said they were alerted to the incident after being called to the hospital where the 14-year-old boy victim was being treated on Sunday. Police said the boy was assaulted at Scott’s home.

Police say the child’s mother acted promptly after seeing her son after the visit to Scott’s home.

Scott is being held on $800,000 bond but that will change once the new charges are filed.

The FPD has established a dedicated phone line for anyone who has criminal misconduct information involving Scott.  Anyone who believes they have been a victim, or anyone who knows someone they believe has been the victim of a sexual assault, or any crime, involving Scott is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1163.  This dedicated phone line will be staffed Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.– 9 p.m.  Callers may leave a voicemail message with their name and phone number after hours for follow up during the next business day.

Citizens who wish to speak to someone, but do not wish to leave a voicemail message after hours on the dedicated line, may call the FPD Tele-Serve Unit at (910) 433-1529 or (910) 433-1530 and provide their name and contact information to the on duty Tele-Serve Clerk.

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