NEW INFO: More charges for Edgecombe County teacher, coach

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A high school teacher and coach has another court date on the calendar now for more of the same charges that got him suspended: indecent liberties with a student.

On Thursday, 28-year-old Andrew Harrell went to court, accused of indecent liberties with a student. He is also accused of using social media to share a nude photo of himself with another student.

Now we have learned, according to court and jail records, Harrell was charged with another count of each crime Friday and put back in jail.

He is out of custody again, according to jail records, but now facing four felony charges.

Deputies say there are now two victims in the case against Harrell, while their investigation is continuing.

Court calendars said Harrell is due before a judge on both Wednesday and February 18th.


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Authorities say a high school teacher and coach, accused of a student sex charge, also used social media to share a nude photo of himself with another student.

Andrew Harrell, 28, went before a District Court judge this morning in Tarboro.

He is facing a felony indecent liberties with a student charge, and a felony count of disseminating obscenity.

Harrell has since bonded out out of jail.

Sheriff James Knight says the Southwest Edgecombe baseball coach tried to have a female student perform a sexual act on him, and sent a nude picture of himself to another girl through Snapchat.

Knight says both cases happened in 2013 and 2014.

Edgecombe County Public Schools' superintendent, John Farrelly, told WITN that Harrell is a physical education and health teacher at Southwest Edgecombe High School. He is also the school's baseball coach.

Farrelly said Harrell is currently suspended from his position, pending the results of the investigation. He said the school is working with Edgecombe County deputies as they continue their investigation.

As part of his bond, Harrell can have no contact with the victims, nor can he be on any Edgecombe County Schools property until the case is heard.