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New Info: Former asst. basketball coach indicted on new charge

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NEW BERN, N.C. - A former youth basketball coach and Taekwondo instructor accused of performing sex acts with two underage boys is facing a new charge.

29-year-old Charles Drake is being charged for Indecent Liberties with a Minor.

According to the Craven County Sheriff's Office, this is in reference to a different child victim than the other charges Drake is facing.

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There are new details in the case of a former Taekwondo instructor accused of performing sex acts with two underage boys.

29-year-old Charles Drake is charged with two counts of statutory rape with a victim under the age of 16.
    
Craven County Sheriff Jerry Monette tells 9 On Your Side there may be more victims. He also thinks Drake committed the crime with one of those boys outside of the country. That could all lead to the FBI getting involved.

"We're talking with parents of victims, and we're anticipating additional victims in there. Anywhere maybe from 3 to 8,” said Jerry Monette, Craven Co. Sheriff. “At this point in time, the investigation will continue to try to determine whether or not they were victims of the crimes or not."

Drake remains in the Craven County Detention Center.

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A former assistant basketball coach and Taekwondo instructor has been indicted on a second count of statutory rape with an underage victim.

29-year-old Charles Drake was indicted by a grand jury Monday.
    
Drake was arrested last month, accused of a sex crime with a 14-year-old boy.
    
The Craven County Clerk of Court's Office says this week's indictment stems from an incident that happened between December 2010 and November 2013.
    
There’s no word on who the second victim is.

Drake was an assistant basketball coach at one point at The Epiphany School in New Bern.
    
He also taught Taekwondo classes at the YMCA.

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A former assistant basketball coach is accused of sex offense against a child.

Deputies say 29-year-old Charles Phillip Drake of River Bend was arrested and charged Sunday with sex offense against a child. His arrest is the result of an ongoing investigation by the Craven County Sheriff's Office.

A tip from a concerned citizen about underage drinking, involving multiple kids about a week ago, led deputies to Drake. That’s when investigators learned there was more than underage drinking involved.

A spokesman for the Craven County Sheriff’s Office says the non-consensual sex is believed to have happened at the suspect's mother's house in the Brices Creek area. 

The interim headmaster of The Epiphany School in New Bern tells 9 On Your Side that Drake wasn’t rehired a few weeks ago for performance-related reasons.

Drake's bond was reduced to $300,000 in his Wednesday court appearance.

Further charges are expected because of the number of times the sexual assault occurred. More charges will be filed if other victims come forward.
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