The Anchorage man recently indicted on federal child pornography charges worked at Standing Together Against Rape. According to a statement from STAR, 53-year-old Shannon Robert Bell was employed at the organization from 2005 to 2007 as a member of its education team.

"He provided community presentations and talked to youth in schools about personal safety awareness," the Wednesday statement reads.

STAR adds that Bell was always under the supervision of a teacher and school staff during his presentations. 

"As a Clinical Therapist, he trained many helping professionals throughout Anchorage and the state to be prepared to respond helpfully to male victims of sexual assault and abuse," STAR said in the statement.

Bell was indicted on allegations he knowingly accessed pornographic material with the intention to see images involving prepubescent minors. He is facing between five and 20 years if he is convicted, according to the U.S. Attorney for Alaska.

STAR said in its statement that policies and procedures are in place to protect children and that Bell would not have been alone with a child.

"We want to assure the community that during his time employed at STAR he had no direct access to minors," STAR's statement reads.

On Wednesday, a spokesperson with Providence Alaska Medical Center confirmed Bell was employed at that facility as a mental health therapist from 2007 until 2012. On Thursday, a spokesperson with AK Child & Family said Bell was also employed with them as a clinical therapist from 20012 through early 2017, returning as a contractor in late 2017 until early 2019.

KTVA has reached out to other organizations to confirm Shannon Robert Bell's employment history.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Copyright 2019 KTVA. All rights reserved.