Lanett man arrested on underage sex charges

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A Lanett man is under arrest for allegedly engaging in multiple sexual encounters with an underage girl. 

Valley Police announced they have arrested 21-year-old Josef Dane Mogol Bell after they say police caught him and an underage female in a car Monday near Valley High School. Police say the two were partially undressed. 

The young woman told officers she was 16-years-old and was taken to her parents. However, police learned from her parents she was under 16. Police say the suspect admitted he knew her true age. Bell also admitted he had sex with the underage girl several times in the last month. 

Bell is charged with 5 counts of both second-degree Rape and Sodomy. Bell was also charged with five counts of Traveling to Meet a Child for an Unlawful Sex Act. 

He’s being held in Chambers County Detention Facility awaiting a bond hearing. 

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