Smithfield Man Wanted For Rape Of Student

3:30pm Update – Goldsboro Police have confirmed this afternooon that a body found Friday in Orange County is that of Richard Omar Knight. His death was due to a self-inflicted injury.

GOLDSBORO – A Smithfield man, who is the principal of a Wayne County charter school, is wanted for the rape of a 12 year-old student at the school.

Goldsboro Police said the incident was reported last Thursday at Dillard Academy.

The principal at the school, Richard Omar Knight, 35, of Smithfield, is wanted for statutory rape, sex act with a student, and taking indecent liberties with a minor.

Knight was the principal at Dillard Academy during the time of the alleged offenses. He has now been suspended.

Goldsboro Police said management at Dillard Academy have been fully cooperative with the investigation and have provided substantial assistance to investigators.  Dillard Academy is a charter school and is not affiliated with the Wayne County Public School system.

At last report, Knight has still not been located and arrested.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts or information about the crime is asked to contact Wayne County CrimeStoppers at 919-735-2255.