Fayetteville coach now facing 69 sex charges after sixth alleged victim comes forward

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A sixth alleged victim came forward and new child-sex related charges were filed against a basketball coach in Fayetteville, police said Tuesday.

The boy was 15-years-old at the time of the alleged offenses involving Rodney Scott of Fayetteville on February 12 and 13 of this year, police said.

Scott, 50, who was the coach of an AAU basketball team in Fayetteville, was originally arrested May 2 on a sex offense charge involving a juvenile.

Since his arrest, five other people have come forward to make allegations that have resulted in charges.  (Click here to read full coverage of the cases)

Rodney Scott
Rodney Scott

The most recent accuser decided to come forward after seeing the news coverage of Scott’s arrest, Fayetteville Police said Tuesday.

Scott now faces an additional count of statutory sex offense with a child, one count of crimes against nature, and two counts of indecent liberties with a child.

Fifty-five sex offense charges stem from one victim, who was a foster child in Scott’s care at the time of the alleged incidents, investigators said.

Scott is facing 69 total charges, including indecent liberties with a child and sexual activity by a substitute parent.

Detectives served the latest warrants on Scott at the Cumberland County Detention Center, where he has remained since his arrest on May 2.

Scott’s bond was increased by $275,000 for the latest charges, which brings the total bond amount to more than $12 million.

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) 433-1529, (910) 433-1530, or (910) 433-1851.

Counseling resources are also available through the Rape Crisis Volunteers of Cumberland County at 910-485-7273.

Additionally, anyone with information is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).  Crimestoppers information may also be submitted electronically by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type “4Tip” followed by your message).

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