Elton man accused of inappropriate contact with a juvenile

Joe Carl Bell Jr. (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)
Joe Carl Bell Jr. (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)

ELTON, LA (KPLC) - An Elton man is accused of inappropriate contact with a juvenile, according to a news release from Christopher Ivey, commander of the criminal investigations division at the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office.

Ivey said on Tuesday, 65-year-old Joe Carl Bell Jr. was arrested on two counts of sexual battery of a juvenile. Ivey said earlier this month, the Sheriff's Office began an investigation into an allegation.

"Through the investigation, it was learned that Bell had inappropriate contact with a juvenile under the age of 13 years old," Ivey said.

Bell was booked into the parish jail. Bond has not been set.

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