Former Customs and Border Protection Agent Indicted for Federal Civil Rights Violation for Sexually Assaulting and Kidnapping a Minor

A former agent with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was charged in a superseding indictment, unsealed today, in the District of Arizona with three counts: a civil rights violation for sexually assaulting and kidnapping a minor victim, kidnapping a minor victim, and misleading state investigators.

According to the superseding indictment, on April 25, 2022, Aaron Mitchell, 27, was employed as a CBP agent. The alleged minor victim, referred to in the indictment as M.V., was 15-years-old when the defendant allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted them. Mitchell is also charged with making a misleading statement to investigators regarding his conduct related to the sexual assault and kidnapping.

According to Douglas police, Mitchell approached the victim in his vehicle as the girl was on her way to school. The girl told investigators that Mitchell was wearing a vest labeled “POLICE” and asked her for documentation, which she provided.

After checking her paperwork, Mitchell allegedly told the girl he would drive her to the Douglas police station.

Police say Mitchell drove the girl to an apartment complex in Sierra Vista and allegedly sexually assaulting her before taking her back to Douglas.

If convicted, Mitchell faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, a minimum of 20 years imprisonment, a minimum of five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.