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Fugitive in child porn case arrested

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Matthew D. Bell Matthew D. Bell

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On March 26, 2014,Matthew D. Bell, 45, of Alexandria, LA, was arrested athis residence by Rapides Sheriff's Office Detectives and the United StatesMarshal Service Violent Offenders Task Force. 

He was charged with 9counts of Pornography Involving Juveniles and 1 count Contempt of Court. Bellhad been out on bond from having previously been arrested by Rapides DetectivesMarch 13, 2013 on 1 count of Child Pornography, according to RPSO. 

These new charges stemfrom a follow up RPSO investigation subsequent to his initial arrest and fromhis failure to appear in District Court on that initial charge. 

RPSO reported thepornography charges are internet related and there are no indications at thispoint that any local juveniles are involved. 

Bell is currently being heldin the Rapides Parish Jail on the $1,000,000.00.

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