CRIME, POLICE + COURTS

Former attorney with Utah Attorney’s General Office arrested for a 2nd time

Sep 15, 2022, 9:30 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:27 am
Utah County Sheriff's Office...
The Utah County Sheriff's Office is pictured in Spanish Fork on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Photo credit: Yukai Peng, Deseret News

SPANISH FORK, Utah — The Utah County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that a former attorney with the Utah Attorney General’s Office has been arrested for a second time.

Law enforcement personnel say Gary Lee Bell was arrested Tuesday after they say child porn was allegedly found on his cell phone. Authorities believe Bell produced the alleged material.

Bell, 66, was originally arrested on Aug. 24 for investigation of sexual exploitation of a minor. 

According to a press release from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, Bell was let out of jail on Sept. 7, after a judge ordered his release. The judge ordered him to wear a GPS tracker.

Authorities seized the electronic devices from Bell’s home and analyzed the items. Once the report on those items was returned, a detective discovered inappropriate material on a memory card. The detective was able to recognize items in the images from photos taken in Bell’s home when authorities served the warrant last month.

The detective was later able to confirm the items in the images matched those items that were in his house on the day Bell was arrested. 

Bell has been booked into the Utah County Jail on suspicion of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony. He has also been booked on suspicion of aggravated sodomy on a child, also a first-degree felony. Additionally, he has been booked on suspicion of 12 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony.

A judge has ordered that the former attorney be held without bail.

Read more:

 

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Today’s Top Stories

Crime, Police + Courts

An officer-involved shooting on Jan. 29, 2023 sent a suspect to the hospital via Life-Flight. (Phot...
Amie Schaeffer

Officer-involved shooting in Iron County

A suspect in an Iron County officer-involved shooting Sunday evening sent the suspect to the hospital via Life Flight.
8 hours ago
Authorities in Grants Pass, Oregon are advising women to be on the lookout for a fugitive accused o...
Andy Rose and Nouran Salahieh, CNN

Man suspected of kidnapping and beating a woman in Oregon may be using dating apps to evade police

Originally Published: 29 JAN 23 12:31 ET Updated: 29 JAN 23 21:20 ET     (CNN) — Authorities in southwestern Oregon are warning that a man suspected of kidnapping a woman and beating her unconscious may now be using dating apps to evade capture or find potential new victims, according to police. The suspect, 36-year-old Benjamin Obadiah […]
8 hours ago
Suspected arsonist appears on surveillance footage lighting Molotov cocktail in front of Temple Ner...
Celina Tebor, Isa Kaufman-Geballe and Zoe Sottile, CNN

Man throws Molotov cocktail at New Jersey synagogue in arson attempt, police say

A man threw a Molotov cocktail at a New Jersey synagogue in an arson attempt on Sunday morning, police and the synagogue said.
1 day ago
Atlanta Police Officers watch as protesters march during a rally against the fatal police assault o...
Nouran Salahieh, CNN

Protesters across the US decry police brutality after Tyre Nichols’ death

Protesters took to the streets to decry police brutality after the release of video depicting the violent beating that led to the death of Tyre Nichols.
1 day ago
Sanpete Co Fatal...
Waverly Golden

Three vehicle crash in Sanpete County leaves one dead

One person is dead following a three vehicle crash in Sanpete County around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 28.
2 days ago
Tyre Nichols Protests...
Nouran Salahieh, Jamiel Lynch, Chuck Johnston, Shawn Nottingham, Andy Rose and Phil Gast, CNN

More protests today after release of video depicting the deadly police beating of Tyre Nichols

Protesters across the US heldmarches & rallies on Saturday, one day after the release of video showing the police beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Banner with Cervical Cancer Awareness Realistic Ribbon...
Intermountain Health

Five Common Causes of Cervical Cancer – and What You Can Do to Lower Your Risk

January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness month and cancer experts at Intermountain Health are working to educate women about cervical cancer, the tests that can warn women about potential cancer, and the importance of vaccination.
Kid holding a cisco fish at winterfest...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Get Ready for Fun at the 2023 Bear Lake Monster Winterfest

The Bear Lake Monster Winterfest is an annual weekend event jam-packed full of fun activities the whole family can enjoy. This year the event will be held from January 27-29 at the Utah Bear Lake State Park Marina and Sunrise Resort and Event Center in Garden City, Utah. 
happy friends with sparklers at christmas dinner...
Macey's

15 Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas

We’ve scoured the web for you and narrowed down a few of our favorite Christmas dinner ideas to make your planning easy. Choose from the dishes we’ve highlighted to plan your meal or start brainstorming your own meal plan a couple of weeks before to make sure you have time to shop and prepare.
Spicy Homemade Loaded Taters Tots...
Macey's

5 Game Day Snacks for the Whole Family (with recipes!)

Try these game day snacks to make watching football at home with your family feel like a special occasion. 
Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...
Sorenson

The Best Tools for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Workplace Success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...
Macey's

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
Former attorney with Utah Attorney’s General Office arrested for a 2nd time