North Carolina principal sought in rape of 12-year-old student found dead in Orange County

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Richard Omar Knight (WTVD)

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GOLDSBORO, N.C. — Goldsboro police said Monday afternoon that the principal of a charter school who allegedly raped a 12-year-old student has been found dead in Orange County, WTVD reports.

Richard Omar Knight, 35, was found dead in a wooded area by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, apparently of a self-inflicted wound, police said.

Knight was the principal of Dillard Academy in Goldsboro.

Knight’s body has been sent to the Office of the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

Read more at WTVD.

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