Former Middle School Aide Sentenced to 105 years for Child Porn

A former Maryland middle school aide and high school coach was sentenced to 105 years in prison Tuesday for federal child pornography charges.

Carlos Deangelo Bell, 30, pled guilty in January to 10 counts of using minors to create child pornography. The crimes happened between 2014 and 2016 while Bell worked in different capacities at schools in Charles County, Maryland.

Bell also faced 27 counts in state court which included sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of minors. Bell took a plea deal in state court which allowed him to face a maximum of 190 years in prison, according to Washington D.C. news radio station WTOP. By pleading guilty to the state counts, it spared victims from having to testify.

Bell was originally indicted with 206 state sex offense counts against 42 minors between the ages of 11 and 17.

Bell, who is HIV-positive, also pled guilty to state charges of attempted transmission of HIV, but investigators believe none of the victims were infected, according to The Washington Post.

Federal prosecutors had initially asked for a 150-year sentence.

According to court documents, some of the crimes took place on school grounds while others took place at Bell's home. He was removed from his job after allegations first surfaced in 2016 and was taken into custody last year.

"In an organization that is all about children, these allegations are horrifying. To our parents and our community, who put their faith and trust in us to safeguard their children, I apologize on behalf of Charles County Public Schools. Student safety is job one, and clearly, we have work to do to make sure that this will never happen again," superintendent Kimberly Hill said last year.

After being contacted by Newsweek, the Department of Justice did not initially provide comment beyond their press release.

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Carlos Deangelo Bell, 30, was sentenced to 105 years in prison Tuesday. Charles County Sheriff's Office