Omaha City Council candidate, community activist charged with sexual assault of a minor

Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 5:22 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2020 at 8:03 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - An arrest warrant was issued by Omaha Police for 26-year-old David Mitchell after a report of sexual assault of a minor in 2014.

OPD was made aware the assault in June 2020, according to a Tuesday news release from the department. Based on evidence provided during an investigation into the report, an arrest warrant for Mitchell was issued, the release states.

Out on bond for a robbery charge from 2019, Mitchell was booked into Douglas County Corrections on Tuesday for first-degree sexual assault of a minor and bond review, the release states.

David Mitchell arrested
David Mitchell arrested(Courtesy of Omaha Police Department)

Mitchell, owner of Gamers stores and candidate for City Council, was particularly active in the community over the summer, giving a statement during public comment on an agenda item about the death of George Floyd during a City Council meeting on June 2; and organizing protests of 11-Worth Cafe after racially charged posts appeared on the owner’s son’s Facebook account.

Stating his address was "in the war zone," Omaha businessman David Mitchell gave a statement during public comment at a City Council meeting in June.

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