Pastor James Howard Bell, of Shelbyville, KY, was arrested and charged with charged with sodomy, sexual abuse and wanton endangerment earlier this week. Bell apparently turned himself in to the police when he thought someone else was going to alert the police to his actions. He is being held on a $50,000 full cash bond.
More information can be found in this news story, including the allegation that Bell is HIV-positive and did not use protection during his encounters with his victim.
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