HIV-positive man had sex with kids: Davie Police

Posted at 12:16 PM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 12:16:44-04

A South Florida man who is HIV positive and is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl and two young boys was arrested in Davie, police said.

William Charles Bell, 55, was arrested Wednesday on three counts lewd and lascivious acts on a child between 12 and 16 years old, one count of using or allowing a child to engage in sex and one count of causing or allowing the use of computer pornography by a minor, jail records showed.

Police said Bell had unprotected sex with the underage girl, and added that there are two other victims - boys between the ages of 8 and 13 - and there could be more victims.

"This animal victimized a 14-year-old girl that he was having sex with over the course of a few months and two other young boys," Davie Police Sgt. Mark Leone told reporters Thursday morning.

Leone said that when Bell was arrested officers found multiple images of child pornography on his phone, including some showing him sexually battering the young children. The children are being tested to make sure they aren't infected with HIV, Leone said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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