Former school coach out on bond after being charged with six sex crimes involving a child
COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office booked 29-year-old Scott Dale Todd into the county jail on sex crime charges on Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Todd appeared in court on Friday, Nov. 17, and is now out on bond after being given a $300,000 secured bond. His next court date is set for Dec. 8.
The CCSO arrested Todd at his home in Clarkton on Wednesday, and he was charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a student. The next day, he was additionally charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a child.
Per a CCSO announcement, he was an assistant PE teacher, bus driver and coach for the girls’ soccer team at Classical Charter Schools of Whiteville, which teaches students through elementary and middle school.
The school announced earlier this month that a now former school employee was fired on Nov. 1 due to an alleged “inappropriate relationship” with a student. The CCSO says that the school told the school resource officer about the suspected inappropriate relationship.
After the sheriff’s office got warrants for electronic devices, used surveillance footage and interviewed witnesses, the CCSO says it found that Todd had “inappropriate emotional and physical contact” with a student both while doing his job and during his leisure time.
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