Man arrested on child sex charges
From Staff Reports
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
A Macclesfield man has been jailed in the Edgecombe County Detention Center and faces multiple charges in the sexual assault of a child.
William Douglas Bell, 67, was arrested Monday and charged with three counts of statutory sexual offense by an adult and three counts of indecent liberties with a child following an investigation that began more than a month ago.
According to a statement by the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a report on March 30 about a case involving child sexual abuse. During the course of the investigation, the child, described only as a juvenile under the age of 12, underwent a forensic interview and disclosed that the abuse had been taking place for years.
Bell, of Old Saratoga Spur Road in Macclesfield, was arrested Monday and appeared before a magistrate and was jailed under a $300,000 bond.