TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Police have arrested a Customs and Border Protection agent for allegedly abducting and sexually assaulting a teenage girl on April 25, 2022.
Douglas Police Detectives, with the help of the Sierra Vista Police Department, arrested 27-year-old Aaron Mitchell at a traffic stop on Tuesday.
Mitchell was booked into the Cochise County Jail on charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.
According to officers, the 15-year-old girl was approached by Mitchell on her way to school in the 1300 block of G Avenue.
Mitchell was in a red car and identified himself as a law enforcement officer while wearing a tactical vest labeled “POLICE”.
According to the girl, Mitchell asked her for documentation which she provided. She said that Mitchell told her he would be taking her to the police department.
Mitchell restrained the girl and placed her in his car.
Authorities believe that Mitchell drove the girl to an apartment in Sierra Vista, sexually assaulted her then drove her back to Douglas that afternoon.
"A detective with our department got an inditement this morning he is facing one count of kidnapping, six counts of sexual assault, five counts of sexual conduct with a minor," said John Owen, Douglas Police Officer.
The CBP released this statement to KGUN 9 Thursday:
On April 25, 2022, a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer assigned at the Port of Douglas, Arizona was arrested by the Douglas Police Department for sexual misconduct with a minor. The officer is currently employed by CBP. All questions regarding this investigation should be referred to the Douglas Police Department in Douglas, AZ.
CBP stresses honor and integrity in every aspect of our mission, and the overwhelming majority of CBP employees and officers perform their duties with honor and distinction, working tirelessly every day to keep our country safe. We do not tolerate corruption or abuse within our ranks, and we cooperate fully with all criminal or administrative investigations of alleged misconduct by any of our personnel, whether it occurs on or off duty.
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