The Scottsdale Police Department has arrested 57-year-old Mitchell Mielke for multiple counts of Sexual Conduct with a Minor and Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.
Yesterday (June 6, 2019), Detectives from our Special Victim’s Unit 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 the suspect sexually exploiting children. Scottsdale Detectives determined that the adult male suspect in this case resided in Scottsdale and the criminal activity occurred at the suspect’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 yesterday evening 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. (Class 2 Felonies) This is an on-going investigation and no further information is available at this time.