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HIV positive school employee admits to having sex with 42 students as young as 11 without using protection

By Emily Lewis 12:36 PM January 10, 2018
Carlos Bell

Parents are angry after a school employee admitted to having sex with young students without using protection despite having HIV, according to police in Maryland.

The Maryland State Police said that they have arrested 30-year-old Carlos Deangelo Bell after being accused of sexually assaulting more than 40 students.

A Grand Jury for Charles County returned a 206 count indictment against Bell of Waldorf.

This third indictment against Bell includes the previous allegations found in two prior indictments as well as charges for additional victims uncovered during the ongoing investigation.

The 206 count indictment covers 28 identified alleged victims and 14 unidentified alleged victims.

The time frame of the alleged criminal conduct spanned approximately 2 years.

The ages of the alleged victims at the time the offenses were committed range from 11 years old to 17 years old.

Bell has pleaded guilty to 27 counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

He has been sentenced to serve 190 years in prison.

At this time, officials are not aware of any victim having tested positive for HIV.

Bell worked as a teacher’s aide and a track coach at several schools.

Bell had sex with many students and recorded his attacks on his cell phone.

He assaulted students at the Benjamin Stoddert Middle School, La Plata High School, J.P. Ryon, and William B. Wade elementary schools in Waldorf, and Benjamin Stoddert Middle School in Temple Hills.

The sexual abuse came to light after a mother found inappropriate text messages from Bell on her daughter’s cell phone.

Police seized computers and electronic devices from Bell’s home on which they found child pornography.