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Former border officer charged with kidnapping minor in Arizona

Jul 28, 2022, 8:00 PM

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PHOENIX — A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer has been charged with kidnapping a minor in Arizona, authorities said Thursday.

Aaron Mitchell, 27, of Florida, faces a minimum of 20 years in prison or a maximum of life behind bars and after kidnapping and holding the victim, who was under the age of 18 at the time of the crime, the United States Department of Justice said in a press release.

Mitchell after the kidnapping on April 25 took the victim out of Arizona to other parts of the country, according to the indictment.

If convicted of the crime, Mitchell also faces a $250,000 fine and a minimum of five years or up to lifetime supervised release.

Those who have information on the case are asked to call the FBI Phoenix office at 623-466-1999 or submit a tip on the federal agency’s website.

FBI Sierra Vista resident agency is investigating the case, authorities said in the release.

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Former border officer charged with kidnapping minor in Arizona