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Wildomar Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen Boy, Police Seek Possible Additional Victims

William Bell.  Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
William Bell. Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
A Wildomar man was jailed in lieu of a half-million dollars bail Wednesday, accused of sexually assaulting a teen boy, records indicate.

According to Riverside County Sheriff's Lt. Zachary Hall, 68-year-old William Bell was arrested Jan. 31 following an investigation which was sparked by someone reporting the alleged abuse. 

"In January, 2014, an adult male reported to the Wildomar Police that he was sexually assaulted by William Bell when he was 13 years old,"  Hall said in a press statement.  

At that point, local investigators looked into the case, and eventually made an arrest.

"The investigation revealed that Bell may have inappropriately communicated with minors using the internet and video gaming systems; or met with them in person," according to Hall.  "The Wildomar Police Detective Bureau is continuing to investigate, and is searching for any additional victims."

Jail records indicate Bell was taken to the Southwest Detention Center, and booked on four felony charges related to the sexual assault of a child under 14 years of age.  He was booked on $500,000 bail, and is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 13.

If you have any information about possible victims, contact Investigator Deanne at (951) 245-3395, or by email at LakeElsinoreStation@riversidesheriff.org.




The Majority February 13, 2014 at 01:02 AM
My apologies...after going back a reading Beach mom's post again, I realized I misread it. Please accept my apologies if I came off wrong.---------------- I actually don't know the individual...or the address.
big aunt harry mary February 22, 2014 at 12:05 AM
wow.... if you only knew the real story.... the "kid" said nothing for fear of ridicule at school and, by others and, the well being of his family.. once he turned of age, he knew it was going to be his problem to fix as an adult. so he "toughed it out until he was ready to come forward. the property where mr. bell lives, is still occupied by his family. so there are no animals "just tied up or unattended".. he sold town and country towing before he was arrested. for many of the people who know bill, this came as a huge shock. the truck thing mentioned above, is definatley something to think about.. i dont know this "kid" who got the truck but, it doesnt look legit at all.. with all the charges pending on mr. bell, its unlikely he will see daylight anytime soon.. you just never know till it smacks you in the face... the whole thing is very disturbing.
bob macrory February 27, 2014 at 07:45 PM
I know someone that know him and something happen to him one nigth at his house so dont play this man as a nice guys, he know what he is and what he did , I trying to get the guy that it happen to , come forth but its harder for a man , to tell story of of things like that.... and it sad. The story i herd was about 2 years a go so how long has DEAR BILL been doing this, He is very sick and should not get out To who know Bill you dont know the man he is sick sick
Alek J Hidell February 27, 2014 at 08:23 PM
Doesn't he look a bit like Mr Wilson in Dennis the Menace?
big aunt harry mary June 10, 2014 at 03:53 AM
added charges... raised bail to 1,000,000. i dont think he's going anywhere for a very long time....

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