In a truly devastating report released this week, a Maryland man working as a teacher’s aide and track coach at a high school allegedly sexually assaulted several male students while testing positive for HIV.
On Monday, 30-year-old Carlos Deangelo Bell was charged with 12 counts of child sexual abuse, 38 counts of second-degree sex offense, and 44 counts of filming child pornography by the Charles County State Attorney’s Office.
Authorities determined that Bell sexually assaulted at least 24 male students between May 2015 and June 2017. Bell was arrested in July following an investigation launched in December when parents allegedly found inappropriate texts between their child and Bell.
Bell committed the assaults without wearing protection and was HIV positive. The assaults occurred across Bell’s four jobs, as track coach at La Plata high school, J.P. Ryon Elementary School, Benjamin Stoddert Middle School in Waldorf, and Maurice J. McDonough High School in Pomfret, according to FOX5.
Additional charges against Bell, according to the State Attorney’s Office, include: 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. Added up, the charges amount to 119 counts resulting in a penalty of 1,500 years jail time.
Investigators are working hard to determine if there are other victims, as well as counseling current victims to get tested for HIV. At least two of the students assaulted tested negative, according to FOX5.
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