Report: Booster club volunteer charged with sex crime
MORGANTON, N.C. —
A volunteer for the East Burke High School Athletic Booster Club was charged with indecent liberties with a student, the Morganton News Herald reported Wednesday.
According to the newspaper, 71-year-old George Wendell Powell is scheduled to make a court appearance May 14. Investigators said the incident between Powell and the student took place on April 18, but the paper states the location of the incident was not listed.
A Burke County detective told the News Herald that the student victim involved in the crime reported it. The student’s age was not released.
Powell had been a volunteer with the booster club for close to 25 years, said the district’s acting superintendent, Larry Putnam, during an interview with the newspaper.
Powell is no longer a volunteer, he said. He added that Powell only worked the concession stand during sporting events. Powell never had interaction with students in the classroom, the newspaper reported.