Hearing Date Approaching for Knox Man Accused of Rape of Two Young Children
Court documents indicate 43-year-old Timothy Ray Bell, of Knox, is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Amy Long Turk at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12.
He faces the following charges:
- Rape of Child, Felony 1 (36 counts)
- Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse Person Less Than 16 Years Age, Felony 1 (36 counts)
- Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with Child, Felony 1 (36 counts)
- Sexual Intercourse with Animal, Misdemeanor 2 (five counts)
Unable to post $100,000.00 monetary bail, he remains lodged in the Clarion County Jail.
According to a criminal complaint filed by Clarion-based State Police Trooper Norbert, the charges stem from incidents that are alleged to have occurred while two juvenile victims were staying at Bell’s residence along Madison Road in Beaver Township.
According to the complaint, juvenile victim one alleged to have been sexually assaulted by Bell on multiple occasions while left alone with him. Juvenile victim one alleged to have been raped by Bell and stated that he also raped victim two.
The complaint notes the incidents occurred between the approximate dates of January 17, 2010, and August 30, 2018, and began when victim one was approximately 6-years-old and victim two was approximately 4-years-old.
According to the complaint, Bell was interviewed on Wednesday, January 30, and admitted to the crimes, stating that he sexually assaulted victim one approximately 20 times and sexually assaulted victim two approximately 18 times.
He also admitted to having sexual intercourse with a dog approximately five times, according to the complaint
Bell faces a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, February 5, at 9:00 a.m. with Judge Turk presiding.
EDITOR’S NOTE 1: Extreme graphic details were not included due to the sexual nature of the alleged crimes.
EDITOR’S NOTE 2: Several details were removed from this article to help protect the identity of the victim.
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