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Bond set for council candidate accused of sexually assaulting a minor

Posted at 8:44 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 17:58:05-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Update 9/17/20

After appearing in court, David Mitchell's bond was set at $1 million.

News Channel Nebraska shared exclusive video of his arrest at Tuesday's City Council meeting with 3 News Now. Watch it above.

Previous story 9/15/20

Omaha Police say 27-year old community activist and city council candidate David Mitchell was arrested Tuesday for sexual assault of a minor.

The incident reportedly occurred in 2014 and police received information in June.

Based on provided evidence, Omaha Police issued an arrest warrant for Mitchell, who was out on bond for a felony burglary charge from 2019.

Mitchell was located on Tuesday, according to police, and booked into Douglas County Corrections for 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Minor and Bond Review.

Besides running for the Omaha District 2 city council seat, Mitchell has been involved in recent protests against racial injustice, including the protests that forced the 11-Worth Cafe to close this past June.

On Tuesday evening, Mitchell posted to his Facebook page, denying the allegations, saying:

These charges one hundred percent false, the system is finding anyway to take me down. I can’t make an comments on the current case for legal reasons.