Man Acknowledges Molesting Children at Day Care - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Man Acknowledges Molesting Children at Day Care

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - A 22-year-old man accused of molesting children at a Butte day care has pleaded guilty to two felony counts of rape.

Carl J. Shell appeared in District Court on Thursday and acknowledged having sexual contact with children under 12 while he worked at the Learning Playhouse Center, which has since closed. He
was arrested in January 2009 after allegations surfaced that he may have molested an 8-year-old boy on at least three occasions in 2008.

The Butte man, who is jailed on $100,000 bail, faces up to 100 years in prison on each count. Under state law, he would have to spend at least 25 years in prison.

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