Fayetteville coach accused of sex crimes appears in court

Rodney Scott in a photo from Fayetteville Police.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Fayetteville coach who is accused of sexually assaulting minors over the course of more than a decade faced a judge Monday.

Rodney Scott was taken from his cell in the Cumberland County Detention Center and appeared in court for less than three minutes.

The judge outlined six new charges against Scott.

On Monday, Scott faced two new charges of indecent liberties with a child.

One of those charges comes from incidents with a minor that dated between March and June 2003. The second charge deals with incidents that occurred between April 3 and 12, 2015.

He’s also charged with four counts of statutory rape that stem from incidents said to have occurred between April and May 2007.

Scott could face life in prison without parole if convicted of those statutory rape charges alone.

A woman at Scott’s listed address had no comment when approached by CBS North Carolina.

Scott also had family at the detention center for his Monday court appearance. They also declined to comment.

On May 2, Scott was originally charged with two counts of statutory sex offense with a child.

After his arrest, Fayetteville police said calls poured accusing Scott or more sex crimes.

The volume of calls was so immense that Fayetteville police dedicated four detectives to the case and set up a tip line dedicated solely to accusations against 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 Rodney 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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