The following press release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.
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Murphy, NC— 44 year old Mikal Snow Mitchell, who gave a Sylva, North Carolina address, was arrested by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators for multiple sex offenses involving children. The charges were brought from an investigation conducted by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division based on allegations that Mitchell had engaged in sex acts with children who were in his care and custody at the time.
Upon his arrest, Mitchell was taken before the Cherokee County Magistrate where Mitchell was placed on a $200,000 secure bond. Mitchell is scheduled to appear in Cherokee County District Court in August of 2013.
According to North Carolina records, Mitchell is a registered sex offender who was residing in Jackson County, North Carolina at the time of his arrest. Court records indicate that Mitchell was convicted of engaging in a sex offense with a child in 2003.
Based upon the age of the victim(s) and the sensitive nature of the case, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office will not be releasing any additional information concerning this incident at this time.
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