On 29 Aug 17 Detectives arrested Douglas Edward Mitchell, age 28, 702 31st Street, Vienna, WV, on a charge of rape, a 1st-degree felony.
On 02 Aug 17, it was reported to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau that a 12-year-old had been sexually assaulted by Mitchell approximately one year ago. Detectives were made aware that in July of 2016 Mitchell spent the night at the victim’s residence in Washington County. The child disclosed that while in a bedroom Mitchell performed oral sex on him/her and in turn had the child perform oral sex on him. The child further reported that Mitchell also penetrated him/her with his penis.
Detectives Parks and Thorpe met with Douglas Mitchell and interviewed him about the allegations. Mitchell advised Detectives that he did stay at the child’s residence and did, in fact, perform oral sex on the child as well as having the victim perform oral sex on him.
Mitchell was questioned about penetrating the child with his penis in which he stated it was his “finger”.
Mitchell was placed under arrest for rape and transported to the Washington County Jail where he is being held without bond until his initial appearance in Marietta Municipal Court.