HIV-Positive Maryland School Aide Accused of Sexual Assault: Faces 119 Count Indictment, 1,500-Year Sentence

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Another sexual predator working for a school has been caught sexually assaulting at least 2 dozen victims.

A former Maryland school aide and track coach, who is HIV-positive, is accused of sexually assaulting male students. He was hit with a 119-count indictment and faces a sentence of over 1,500 years in prison if convicted.

Authorities have accused Carlos Deangelo Bell, 30, of assaulting at least 24 victims without wearing protection between May 2015 and June 2017. He was arrested in July of this year after one of his victims’ parents became concerned about “electronic messages” from Bell to her child, reported Fox News.

Bell used to work at La Plata High School and Maurice J. McDonough High School as a track coach, and he also did work with J.P. Ryon Elementary School and Benjamin Stoddert Middle School.

On Monday the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office threw the book at Bell, announcing charges that include 12 counts of child sexual abuse, 38 counts of second-degree sex offense and 44 counts of filming child pornography. These charges alone total up to a maximum of 1,500 years in prison.

He is also charged with 2 counts each of third-degree sex offence and second-degree assault; 2 counts of solicitation of a minor; 3 counts of transmitting or attempting to transmit HIV to another; 5 counts for displaying obscene matter to a minor; 5 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and distribution of marijuana.

Investigators also believe there could be more victims.

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