Minden man accused of sex crimes involving 15-year-old

Minden man accused of sex crimes involving 15-year-old

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Minden man is accused of repeatedly touching a teenager inappropriately and soliciting sex from the child over a year's time.

Now Shreveport police investigators are concerned there may be other victims who have yet to come forward.

A statement from Shreveport police Cpl. Marcus Hines identified him as Cleodis Bell Sr., 68, of the 1200 block of Bayou Avenue.

Bell faces 1 count each of molestation of a juvenile, indecent behavior with a juvenile and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.  

He was arrested Friday afternoon by Shreveport police sex crimes detectives as part of an investigation that began June 15.

The allegations of sexual misconduct accuse Bell of inappropriately touching the 15-year-old and asking the child for sexual favors. Bell also is suspected of initiating electronic communication with the teenager in which he again asked the child to engage in sex acts with him.

Authorities urge anyone with any information about this case to call police at (318) 673-6955.

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