Tuesday, June 18

Recently Resigned School Counselor Facing Multiple Sex Crime Charges

Adam Duncan mugshot

ASHEBORO N.C. – A local school counselor who recently resigned after allegations that he was messaging students inappropriately is now facing multiple felony sex crime charges.

According to a press release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office on May 29th 2022, they received a report of sexual offense allegations against Adam David Duncan. Between May 29th and May 30th 2022 at least 2 former students posted screenshots on Facebook of messages they say they had received from Duncan, both when they were still students as well as recently.

According to Randolph County Schools Duncan worked at Wheatmore High School from August 15th 2012 until he transferred to Liberty Elementary School on August 19th 2019. Around a year later Duncan transferred to Randleman Middle School on August 10th 2020, and was there until his resignation from the Randolph County School System on June 4th 2021. Asheboro City Schools hired Duncan in December of 2021 where he was employed until he resigned on May 31st 2022, after allegations were made public.

Officials with both school systems were not able to say if Duncan resigned rather than being fired, or provide anything beyond dates of employment, saying those records are a personnel matter and not subject to public release.

One student who spoke with a reporter under a promise of confidentiality says she had been messaged by Duncan “He texted me and a lot of girls from class of 19’ of Wheatmore about a month ago, asking us to come over.” The student says after she posted screenshots on Facebook other students came forward saying the same thing. “Some of these girls were still in school when he was reaching out to them.”

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office says following the investigation, Detectives sought charges for two counts of Felony 1st Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and two counts of Felony Indecent Liberties with a Minor. The magistrate found probable cause and issued a warrant for arrest.

On June 24, 2022, Adam David Duncan was located by the Randolph County Criminal Apprehension Team on Crestview Dr. in Thomasville.  He was arrested and transported to the Randolph County Jail where he was served the warrant. He was issued a $200,000 secured bond, and a first appearance was set for today (June 27, 2022), in Randolph County District Court.

Adam David Duncan

  • Felony Indecent Liberties with a Minor (two counts)
  • Felony 1st Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor (two counts)

Sheriff’s Office says the investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming.