Crimes Against Children
Charles Fredrick Bell, 49, of Allen, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for molesting his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter, according to Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.
It was 16 years ago today that a tragedy surrounding one North Texas child led to the creation of a worldwide system to protect and help children.
In 2002 she was a teenager, kidnapped from her home and held for nine months. Today Elizabeth Smart spent the day in Dallas speaking at a Crimes Against Children Conference.
Crimes against children — that’s the focus of a four-day conference in downtown Dallas this week.