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Jury convicts Afton man accused of child molestation

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An Afton man convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct will be sentenced in July.

A jury convicted Charles Arthur Bell, 63, after a four-day trial that concluded May 22 in Washington County District Court.


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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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