A Vallejo guitar instructor and registered sex offender was taken into custody by San Ramon police Thursday after allegations of lewd and lascivious acts committed against a child during a lesson in San Ramon.
Rex Lee Bell, 69, was arrested on nine counts of lewd and lascivious acts against a child under the age of 14; nine enhancements for prior sex convictions; and two counts of sexual offender violation.
Bell is currently in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility. His bail has been set at $9,950,000.
Investigators said they executed a search warrant at Bell’s home in Vallejo and recovered “additional evidence.”
Bell advertises online as the owner and lead instructor of guitarconfidence.com, offering private lessons to students in more than 30 cities throughout the Bay Area. Investigators in San Ramon said they were concerned there may be additional victims connected to this case. They asked anyone with specific information about Bell’s alleged crimes to contact their communications center at (925) 973-2779.
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