Public Safety Warning
The London Police Service is issuing the following warning in regard to the
release of a Federal Reformatory inmate.
Robert Albert Bell, 57, has been released from custody after serving a federal
prison term, for Invitation to sexual touching (2 charges). Information
contained in his file dictates this man represents an overall high risk to
re-offend in a sexual manner. Mr. Bell has perpetrated numerous sexual offences
over the period of twenty years and the frequency and persistence of his
attempts to procure sexual acts from young females and males has escalated. Mr.
Bell is now in London.
His past includes convictions including indecent assault on a young female (four
convictions), sexual assault (four convictions), sexual assault with a female
under 14, and invitation to sexual touching, and fail to comply with a Probation
Officer. Mr. Bell's history has shown that he befriended parents with young
children and subsequently sexually assaulted the children when the opportunity
Robert Bell is described as a Caucasian, 5'11", 361 lbs, hazel eyes, and
brown/grey thinning hair, and is now in a wheelchair.
Further information about this man's criminal record is confidential. In the
vast majority of cases, no information about a former inmate's history is ever
released. However, the London Police Service has issued this warning believing
the immediate safety of the general public outweighs the need to maintain the
usual anonymity afforded persons released from the institutions following
completion of their sentences. The exemption for release of this information is
contained in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
and the Community Safety Act.