This week, Attorney Eric Nemecek appeared in a Cleveland court with his
client, Brian Mitchell, 31, who stands accused of having a sexual relationship
with an underage girl. Attorney Nemecek entered a not guilty plea at the
arraignment on Mitchell's behalf.
As Cleveland 19 reports, police believe that Mitchell carried out the inappropriate relationship
between August and September 2015. The victim's mother claims to have
discovered the relationship the following November and alerted the police.
The girl was 17 at the time of her alleged contact with Mitchell.
Mitchell was arrested last month and now faces 10 counts of sexual battery.
He is currently being held on $10,000 bond and has been ordered to have
no contact with the victim. Attorney Nemecek and the rest of the Friedman
& Nemecek, L.L.C. are now preparing his case for trial.
Former "Youth Director"
According to prosecutors, Mitchell was a youth minister at Columbia Road
Baptist Church in North Olmsted at the time of the alleged offenses. Upon
his November 2015 charges, however, he was relieved of his position. In
a statement from the church, Pastor Jenkins clarified that Mitchell was
a "youth director" that worked at the church on an unpaid, volunteer
basis and was not a pastor.
We will continue to follow this case and know that Attorney Nemecek and
our team are diligently developing a thorough defense on Mr. Mitchell's behalf.
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