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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