COLUMBUS, Ohio — A longtime police officer forced women to have sex with him under threat of an arrest, Columbus sex with women others to help cover up crimes, and lied to federal investigators when he said he'd never had sex with prostitutes, according to charges unveiled Monday. Columbus vice squad Officer Andrew Mitchell, 55, was arrested Monday and faces a detention hearing this week.
He is charged with witness tampering, obstruction of justice, making a false statement to federal investigators, and deprivation of rights under color of law, the language used to describe crimes committed by police officers while on duty. Columbus sex with women
A federal indictment accused Mitchell, a year veteran, of arresting two different women and forcing them to have sex before he would release them. Later, during the federal investigation, Mitchell lied when he told the FBI he'd never had sex with a prostitute, since Mitchell knew "he has had sex with numerous prostitutes, including having paid women money for sex," according to Columbus sex with women indictment.
Mitchell has also been investigated by state authorities after police said he fatally shot a woman who stabbed him Columbus sex with women the hand while sitting in his unmarked police car. Donna Castleberry, 23, had struggled with drugs and was likely working xex streets as a prostitute, her family has said.
She left behind two young daughters. Committing the alleged crimes while on duty is "a nightmarish breach of trust," said Ben Glassman, the U.
Police officers take an oath to the constitution and promise to obey federal, state and local laws, said Thomas Quinlan, interim Columbus police chief. Mitchell plans Columbuus fight the charges and enter a not guilty plea, his attorney said Monday.
His understanding, he said, is that the alleged victims named in Columbus sex with women indictment were prostitutes.
Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien said Monday he expects to take that case to a grand jury soon. Mitchell plans to appear before the grand jury, Mitchell said, "and Columbus sex with women truthfully and indicate as to why it was Columbus sex with women good use sed force.
The charges were the latest black eye for the vice squad, which has also been under scrutiny since last year's arrest of porn actress Stormy Daniels.
Charges were dropped hours later. Daniels' federal defamation lawsuit alleges that officers conspired to retaliate against her because of her claims she had sex with Donald Trump before he became president.
Last week, an internal police investigation concluded Daniels' arrest was improper, but not planned or politically motivated. Politics U.Housewives Wants Sex Tonight TN Townsend 37882
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