Sex offender allegedly allowed to work at Christian school in North Carolina

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Paul Connor

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A registered sex offender is accused of working at a North Carolina school, a violation of state law.

WTVD reported that Paul Leroy Connor is accused of violating the sex offender registration act after working at Freedom Christian Academy in Fayetteville.

Cumberland County deputies started investigating after a complaint that the suspect was allowed to work there. He is married to a teacher at the school.

North Carolina law says convicted sex offenders are not allowed in or near schools.

Head of School Joan Dayton announced last week she has taken a voluntary leave of absence. She has not been charged.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected, according to authorities in Cumberland County.

The suspect was convicted of indecent liberties with a minor back in 2001, according to the North Carolina sex offender registry. He was 30 and the victim was 8.