Macclesfield man facing child sex charges

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Deputies in one Eastern Carolina county have arrested a man on multiple child sex charges.

Edgecombe County deputies arrested William Bell, of Macclesfield, on Monday.

Deputies said back in late March they received a report of a child sexual assault case and began investigating.

Through forensic interviews, the victim, who is under 12, revealed years of abuse, according to deputies.

The 67-year-old Bell is charged with three counts of statutory sexual offense by an adult and three counts of indecent liberties with a child.

He was jailed on a $300,000 bond.