A Goldsboro principal accused of statutory rape, a sex act with a student and indecent liberties with a student was found dead in Orange County, according to the Goldsboro Police Department.
Richard Knight was the principal at Dillard Academy. The Goldsboro Police Department learned about his relationship with a 12-year-old girl on Nov. 15 and issued an arrest the next day. The police released a statement today that deputies in the Orange County Sheriff's Office found his body in a wooded area on Nov. 16. The cause of death appeared to be a self-inflicted injury.
His body has been sent to the Office of the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy. The investigation into the allegation is still ongoing.
Anna Pogarcic is the editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel. She is a senior at UNC-Chapel Hill studying journalism and history major.
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