A Scottsdale man, 57-year-old Mitchell Mielke has been arrested for multiple counts of Sexual Conduct with a Minor and Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.
According to Scottsdale Police, on June 6, 2019, Special Victim’s Unit detectives received a Cyber Tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The tip was labeled as a Priority Level: 1 (indicating current or imminent risk to an individual). The tip detailed hundreds of uploaded electronic files (images and video) of Mielke sexually exploiting children. Scottsdale Detectives determined that the criminal activity occurred at Mielke’s residence.
Detectives reviewed the numerous electronic files uploaded by Mielke containing child pornography. Many of these files (photos and videos), showed Mielke sexually exploiting and having sexual contact with a 3-year-old infant female. The family of the victim was contacted and interviewed. Detectives learned that Mielke had been helping watch and care for the victim who was the child of an acquaintance, one day a week for more than a year.
Mielke was arrested outside of his home in Scottsdale without incident.
Mielke is facing numerous counts of Sexual Conduct with a Minor and Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.