OH: Vice cop sentenced to 11 years for federal crimes related to kidnapping sex workers

Source: Bowling Green Daily News

“A former [sic] Ohio vice detective who pleaded guilty to federal crimes related to kidnapping sex worker victims under the guise of arresting them was sentenced Thursday to 11 years in prison. Andrew Mitchell, 60, of Sunbury, will receive credit for the roughly five years he has been in custody since his arrest in April 2019, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. He had pleaded guilty in December to two counts of depriving individuals of their civil rights while acting under color of law and one count of obstructing justice. … Mitchell wore plain clothes and drove an unmarked car when he handcuffed a sex worker inside his vehicle, then drove to a parking lot and detained the woman against her will …. he questioned another sex worker about rates before he said he was an officer and then kidnapped her before releasing her after an undisclosed amount of time, prosecutors said.” (05/09/24)