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Raleigh man accused of indecent liberties with 5-year-old girls

Posted February 14, 2013

— Raleigh police on Thursday arrested a 27-year-old man who is accused of taking indecent liberties with two 5-year-old girls.

Michael Vincent Bell, of 511 Shelly Ridge Lane, in Raleigh, was jailed under a $1 million bond on 28 counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

According to arrest warrants, the alleged crimes happened between Dec. 11 and Wednesday.

Neighbors told WRAL News that they saw often saw him babysitting children at a local playground.


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  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Feb 14, 2013

    I think crimes of this nature, if the person is found guilty, deserve not prison, but the death penalty. People like this do not deserve to live. They need to be eradicated. That's sick. People like this do not change.


  • slayerhil Feb 14, 2013

    He better hope he's locked up in solitary. He won't last long otherwise.

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  • rk1115 Feb 14, 2013

    hold up everyone that wants to throw him to the hounds, he was just accused, nowhere in the story says he actually did anything.

  • lwe1967 Feb 14, 2013

    Lock him up and throw away the key! Two five year olds!

  • ICTrue Feb 14, 2013

    "Ever met a meth user? Drugs destroy families, deplete bank accounts, end lives and leave children without parents. This is fairly common knowledge." exposure102

    No, that would be drug addicts, not drugs. You could leave 10 foot high piles of meth all around my property and it wouldn't destoy my family.

  • exposure102 Feb 14, 2013

    "How does a drug dealer do harm to a kid? Drugs dont kill or do harm. I dont see how a pot dealer is compared to a child molestor. One has a victm and the other doesnt. Why do you need a law from the gov to tell you not to do drugs? Thats so funny to me. - vinylcarwraps23"

    Ever met a meth user? Drugs destroy families, deplete bank accounts, end lives and leave children without parents. This is fairly common knowledge.

  • zenonx6 Feb 14, 2013

    We need programs in the school system to shape minds.. Too many are warped.. even by the fact that they have to attend the system.

  • zenonx6 Feb 14, 2013

    Some people think it's OKAY to be mentally messed up and running around free. More and more are multiplying too.. So,, Where does that leave the decent

  • Brian Jenkins Feb 14, 2013

    nckidd29: This guy is accused of being a rapist. Murder suspects often have no bond, meaning they're not getting out of jail until court. Drug dealers do not actually do the same level of damage, and don't usually sell to 5yos.

    They are called drug "dealers" for a reason. The sell to people who want drugs. They dont force drugs into a person. Drugs are about as harmful as guns. They are as dangerous as the person possessing them. I find it funny NCKIDD needs a law to tell him/her to stay away from drugs. Maybe if drugs were legal you would need an ID (drug dealers ask for those right LOL) to purchase them.