Ex-Fayetteville basketball coach indicted on child sex abuse charges; bond at $17.7M

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Fayetteville ex-basketball coach who is facing at least 70 sex abuse charges involving teen boys has now been indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury, documents show.

Rodney Scott in a photo from Fayetteville Police.


A grand jury has indicted Rodney Scott, 50, on two felony charges of indecent liberties with a child, according to documents obtained from the Cumberland County Magistrate’s Office.

The bill of indictment on indecent liberties with a child was filed Friday.

According to an arrest warrant, the reported abuse occurred May 1, 2006.

The documents do not provide a narrative of the incident or any information about the accuser.

Scott is set to reappear before a Cumberland County judge on Jan. 3, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Seven people have come forward accusing the former AAU basketball coach of sexual abuse.

Scott’s bond is now more than $17.7 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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