HIV Positive Teacher’s Aide, Track Coach Accused of Molesting 42 Youth Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse Charges

WALDORF, Md. — A former Maryland teacher’s aide and track coach accused of sexually abusing 42 youth between 2015 and 2017 has accepted a plea deal after being charged with over 200 offenses, including the attempted transmission of HIV.

According to reports, Carlos Bell, 30, was first investigated in December 2016 after a parent contacted authorities in regard to inappropriate text messages that her teenager had received on their cell phone. Bell, who had worked as an aide at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School and the indoor track coach at La Plata High School, was consequently removed from his positions.

A search warrant to seize Bell’s computer and cell phone then led the state crime lab to discover child pornography on his electronic devices, including recordings of Bell having sexual contact with students. However, according to television station WTOP, Bell bought more devices even while under investigation and molested eight more youth until his arrest in June 2017.

In a news conference on Friday, police said that it is believed that Bell sexually abused 42 juveniles, ages 11 to 17. Nearly 30 victims have been identified. At the time of Bell’s arrest, officials knew of seven male victims, and the number continued growing with the ongoing investigation. It is unclear whether all of the 42 victims were males.

“You really can’t imagine what had to be gone through when investigating this case,” Charles County State’s Attorney Tony Covington lamented, stating that there was hours of video footage that “nobody ever wants to see.”

Bell later told police that he was HIV positive, raising concern that some of the students might have been infected. Covington said that he is not aware of any child testing positive at this point.

The assaults are believed to have taken place both at school and his residence.

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“It is devastating to us that something like this could take place in a classroom, in a school building where adults are charged with taking care of children,” Superintendent Kimberly Hill told WTOP in July, vowing to investigate how Bell was able to get away with committing the crime on school property.

“Someone should have been clued in that something was going wrong with this man,” Carlos Moore, an attorney for one of the parents whose child had been abused, also stated. “This man had to have some tendencies that he was a predator.”

Bell had no prior criminal record.

On Friday, under a plea deal, Bell pleaded guilty to 27 of the more than 200 counts, including sexual abuse of a minor, filming child pornography and attempted transmission of HIV. He will be sentenced on March 28 and will spend the rest of his life behind bars, as the maximum penalty under the plea agreement is 190 years.

“There is no death penalty in Maryland anymore,” Covington explained, as reported by WUSA-TV. “There’s not a life without parole for these types of charges. So, we had to have enough charges where realistically, if he’s sentenced to the max under this agreement—190 years—the likelihood is that he will be in jail for the rest of his life.”

The plea deal was reached in order to protect the privacy and anonymity of the youth who had been molested, sparing them from having to testify in court.

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  • Vince

    Judging from our local news (in a metro area of about 2 millions), lots of molesters of boys are teachers, and yet you never hear any national media talk about the “crisis of pedophile teachers,” it’s always “pedophile priests.” Some enterprising journalist – and it would have to be someone working outside the MSM – ought to do some sleuthing, maybe pick some large cities around the US, scan through their arrests and court records (many of which are online), and see what kind of narrative emerges and which occupations are most prevalent among molesters. I’m guessing that “teacher” would be the most common, partly because there are so many of them, and partly because it’s a profession that (obviously) gives them daily access to the young.

  • LadyInChrist♥ThankYouJesus

    What a sick man. My prayers go out to the ones he molested.

  • james blue

    With the caveat that it should be reserved only for cases where there can be no doubt whatsoever that we have the perpetrator, pedophiles and rapists should be castrated by blowlamp.

  • Scott Davenport

    Maryland and states like it foster and create these monsters with their liberal attitudes and hatred for God.

    We lived in Salisbury in the 70’s and my brother was picked up by a known pedophile there when he was 7…..we were able to rescue my brother just in time, but the qu33r got away, and once in court they gave him his hundredth slap on the wrist so he could go molest another child….apparently, it’s still a perverts paradise over there…..

    Thus is why I’ve never returned to that Godless disgusting state. I feel so sorry for my family having to grow up in that evil dump, and it’s hasn’t changed a bit, but only gotten worst there with all the alphabet perversion crap the kids have to be taught…..

    • james blue

      So no pedophiles in red states?

  • Regardless the sex or age of the victim, every rape constitutes a kidnapping. According to Exodus 21:16, kidnapping is a capital crime, to be executed expeditiously per Ecclesiastes 8:11.

    Instead Carlos Bell will be sentenced to Prison to be housed, fed, clothed, and entertained at innocent tax payers’ expense.

    America’s prison system with all its inherent problems wouldn’t be necessary had the late 18th-century founders not rejected Yahweh as sovereign and thus His law as supreme.

    Under the Bible’s juridical system prisons are superfluous. Convicted capital criminals are put to death expeditiously, per Ecclesiastes 8:11. Non-capital criminal are required to pay two to five times restitution (depending upon the nature of the crime) to their VICTIMS, per Exodus 22:1ff, etc. If a thief is unable to pay the required restitution, he’s to be sold into indentured servitude until restitution has been paid, per Exodus 22:3. If he refuses to pay restitution, his contempt of court is a capital crime for which he’s to be put to death expeditiously, per Deuteronomy

    Perfect, just like King David said it was in Psalm 19:7-11. Under such a system, crime would be all but unheard of and tax-paid-for prisons would non-existent.

    For more on how Yahweh’s triune moral law (His Ten Commandments and their respective statutes and judgments) applies and should be implemented today, see free online book “Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance Under the New Covenant.” Click on my name, then our website. Go to our Online Books page and scroll down to title.

    Then “A Biblical Constitution: A Scriptural Replacement for Secular Government.”

  • gregory alan johnson

    Repentance is required on those who allowed this, in the name of Yeshua.

  • Cha Chinga

    I know we’re suppose to stone that garbage to death, but I sure would love to spend a few minutes with him with a knife and a billy club.

    • NCOriolesFan

      But if you splatter his blood, you might get contaminated with his AIDS virus.