Photo: Lucas Pete Mitchell
A Strathmore man has been arrested and charged for the molestation of a 14-year old boy.
The investigation was the collaborate effort of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Children’s Unit and the Tulare County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Detectives uncovered evidence that 25-year old Lucas Pete Mitchell met an underage boy online in 2017 and molested him in Strathmore.
Mitchell was arrested on Thursday February 14th faces various sexual assault charges. He is currently held at the Bob Wiley Detention Facility with his bail set at over $8 Million.
This case is open and remains under investigation. Anonymous tips may be communicated to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office by calling or texting 559-725-4194 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo from TCSO.