Monday, July 3, 2017

WTOP: Ex-Charles Co. school aide recorded sex assault of students; 2 tested for HIV

WASHINGTON — A former middle school aide was indicted in Charles County on Friday on charges of sexually assaulting students and creating child pornography of the assaults.
Charles County officials said that Carlos DeAngelo Bell, 30 of Waldorf, recorded the abuse of the middle school students in a classroom, at his home and at other locations between February and March 2016. Bell told investigators that he is HIV positive and officials fear he could have exposed the children to the virus.
Bell was an instructional assistant at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School before he was removed in December. He also served as the head indoor track coach at LaPlata High School, and previously worked as an aide at J.P. Ryon Elementary School. He was hired in the fall of 2014.
Seven victims seen in the images have been identified and police hope to speak with three other children who might also have been victims.
“Sadly there may be more cases that we are not aware of at this time,” said Sheriff Troy Berry.
Investigators want to hear from parents if their children had any inappropriate contact with Bell, officials said Monday.
The victims identified so far range from sixth- to eighth-grade students, Berry said.
So far, two of the children have been tested to determine whether they too had been infected with HIV, but the tests came back negative. It can take up to six months for the virus to be detected.
An inappropriate text to a high student launched the investigation in December — that student was not sexually assaulted...


  1. "Two routine background checks conducted by Charles County Public Schools revealed that Bell had a clean record, said Superintendent Kimberly Hill." This is a very familiar statement.

  2. Does Charles County Public Schools teach Body Safety to students? Is there an Employee Code of Conduct?

    1. "Is there an Employee Code of Conduct?"
      You mean is there a descent person out there that can be trusted with someone's children?


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