North Carolina assistant principal faces sex charge

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STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An assistant principal at a North Carolina elementary school has been charged with second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, police said Thursday.

Mooresville police arrested Shaun Michael Bock, 28, on Wednesday, the Statesville Record & Landmark reported. He was jailed on a $10,000 bond and it’s not known if he has an attorney representing him.

In a news release, Mooresville police said a report was filed Jan. 26 about suspected sexual exploitation involving an adult and a minor. The case was assigned to the criminal investigations division for further investigation, and, after conducting interviews with witnesses, Bock was identified as a suspect.

Based on information gathered during the investigation, police said officers executed search warrants at Bock’s home and the school.

Bock, who was assistant principal at Coddle Creek Elementary School, was suspended by the Iredell-Statesville School System pending a police investigation. A news release from the school system said information from law enforcement shows the victim is not a student in the system.

Bock has been an employee of the Iredell-Statesville School System since July 2020.

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