The FBI appealed Thursday to people in North and South Carolina and Tennessee to come forward if they were abused by Ronald Keith Black Sr. of Lillington when they were juveniles as long ago as the late 1980s.
Black was arrested April 29 in Harnett County, charged with 29 counts of first-degree sexual offense and 12 counts if taking indecent liberties with a minor.
Those charges stemmed from an investigation by a task force that focuses on sex crimes and blends federal agents with state and local officers. It includes a Raleigh police detective, the FBI and Raleigh police said.
Because that detectives, whose name was not disclosed, is very familiar with the case, officials asked people who believe they were abused by Black to call either the FBI’s Charlotte Field Office at 704-672-6100 or CrimeStoppers in Raleigh at 919-834-HELP (4357).
Black, the FBI said, was a youth group leader at a Baptist church in the 1980s and also may have coached baseball.
The agency distributed pictures of Black from about 1989, from the mid-1990s and from his arrest this year.