The sex scandal at Cape Fear Christian Academy in North Carolina has claimed the job of the school’s head administrator, who has resigned in the wake of a school employee’s arrest on charges of molesting children, WRAL reports.
On March 19, Tammy Moran, 45, who was the school’s chief financial officer, was charged with three counts of sexual acts by a substitute parent.
According to a representative for Cape Fear Christian Academy, Karen Parker, the head of the school, stepped down on April 7.
According to North Carolina authorities, Moran schemed to get her youthful victims into her perverted clutches by having student-athletes board at her home.
Moran allowed student-athletes from outside the area to stay at her home near Coats, authorities said, where at least two Cape Fear Christian Academy basketball players allege Moran sexually abused them.
“The school continues to cooperate with local law enforcement officials. In addition, an independent investigation has been commissioned by our board,” Board Chairman Christopher Aldredge said in a statement.
“We remain committed to ensuring that any child, parent, teacher or other community member feels supported in coming forward with concerns, both today and in the future.”
Cape Fear Christian Academy fired Moran immediately following her arrest.
She has since been released on a $30,000 bond, the Fayetteville Observer reports.
Lawyers for the alleged victims, who are not from Harnett County, said that the students boarded with Moran while attending classes at the school.
One of Moran’s alleged victims lived at her home from 2018 and 2019 while taking classes at Cape Fear Christian Academy.
Another boarded with the alleged child molester last year.
Moran is next slated to appear in Cumberland County District Court on May 25.
According to WTVD ABC 11, prosecutors have on hand “digital evidence” that the former administrator sexually preyed upon a child.
A former employee at Cape Fear Christian Academy in Harnett County is facing charges after ‘digital evidence’ revealed sexual contact with a child.
A boy who alleges that Moran molested him told North Carolina authorities that when he was staying at the home of the Cape Fear Christian Academy administrator, she refused to allow him to return to his parents’ house.
Moran even went so far as to deny him the chance to have private conversations with his parents, the boy has alleged.
According to an affidavit, Moran threatened the boy that she would tell his parents he was doing badly in school if he didn’t obey her and remain under her lock and key.
The News & Observer reports that lawyers for the administrator’s victims predict that more victims will soon come forward.
“We have substantial reason to believe there are more victims,” Bakari Sellers, a lawyer with Strom Law Firm in Columbia, S.C, told the N&O in a Zoom interview. “We are exploring and believe that over Ms. Moran’s tenure that there are more victims out there and we are hoping that they come forward.”