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Shelby County Man Arrested

Date of News Release: 12/31/2008

(Frankfort, KY) - On Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 1:47 AM Kentucky State Police Post 12 received a complaint located at the Shelby County Detention Center. James H. Bell of Shelbyville went to the detention center to confess to crimes that he had committed.

Mr. Bell told Trooper Spurlock that he had sexual encounters with a juvenile on multiple occasions in the summer of 2007. Offenses occurred in Shelby and Logan County.

On the same day at 6:56 PM Troopers and Detectives executed a search warrant at Mr. Bell's residence in Shelbyville, KY. Mr. Bell was arrested on an arrest warrant and lodged in the Shelby Co. Detention Center for the following charges: Sodomy 3rd, Sexual Abuse 2nd and Wanton Endangerment 1st.

The Investigation is ongoing and other charges are pending.

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