Henderson man sentenced to prison for child abuse

YORK – Alexander Bell, 19, of Henderson, was initially charged with five high level felonies related to child pornography and sexual assault of a minor. Last spring, those charges were amended to one Class 3A felony as part of a plea agreement.

He was initially charged with creating child pornography, which was a Class 1D felony. That was amended to one count of child abuse, a Class 3A felony, and he pleaded no contest.

The charges of visual depiction/sexual explicit conduct was dismissed, as were charges of first degree sexual assault, sexual assault without consent and false representation.

Court documents indicate the situation involved a 14-year-old victim.

No other information about the case can be published due to its graphic nature.

He was facing a possible maximum sentence of three years in prison with 18 months of post-release supervision and/or a $10,000 fine.

This past week in York County District Court, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison to be followed by 18 months of post-release supervision.

This case was investigated by the Henderson Police Department and the York County Sheriff’s Department.

 

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