Former assistant softball coach at Ledford charged with indecent liberties with a child

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. -- A former assistant softball coach at Ledford High School has been arrested and charged with indecent liberties with a child.

On July 26, Thomasville police began an investigation after being notified about a possible sexual assault involving a female minor. The alleged offense occurred between Jan. 1 and May 1, Thomasville police said in a news release.

According to Donna Stafford, chief public information officer for Davidson County Schools, David Edwin Perry II submitted his resignation from the position on Aug. 16.

The minor was forensically interviewed at the Dragonfly House Children's Advocacy Center in Mocksville. As a result of that interview and others, Perry was charged, the release said.

Perry, 41, of Thomasville, turned himself in at the magistrate's office in Lexington. He received a $10,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 31.

Perry also coached the Piedmont Predators softball team.

The mother of the victim has also been charged with misdemeanor child abuse for allowing Perry access to the juvenile after a sexual assault was reported to her, the release said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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