Carteret County Man Charged In Sex Offense

A Carteret County man is behind bars accused of multiple sex offenses with a teenaged boy.

Carteret County deputies say they have arrested 40-year-old Martin Bell of Morehead City and charged him with statutory sex offense and crimes against nature.

Bell is accused of engaging in sexual acts with a 15-year-old boy known to him.

No further information is being released as the case is still under investigation and the victim is a juvenile.

Bell was placed in the Carteret County jail under a $250,000.00 bond.