According to WEWS-TV, the alleged incident involving Bell and the minor, who was 15 years old at the time, occurred in 2017 at a Cleveland club. WEWS reports Bell and the girl allegedly had a relationship leading up to his concert on December 1, 2017.
WJW-TV reports Bell, 34, allegedly sent the teen inappropriate messages on social media. The girl reported Bell to her local police department in Canada in 2018. The department then got in touch with the Cleveland Division of Police, who led the investigation.
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office said Bell "violated his duty of care and, in doing so, created a risk of harm to the victim," WJW reports.
According to the court docket, Bell was scheduled be sentenced on July 12. WJW reports the victim will provide an impact statement at the sentencing hearing.