Crime & Courts

Kansas man charged after allegedly seeking mom-daughter sex slaves

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An Eskridge man faces numerous federal sex crime charges.

Michael David Mitchell, 63, was charged this week with one count of attempted sex trafficking of a child, six counts of electronic solicitation, one count of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor and one count of interstate travel for the purpose of having sex with a minor, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a statement.

Court documents allege Mitchell told undercover investigators he was looking for a mother and children to enslave for sex, and he was willing to pay for it.

In a text exchange with an undercover investigator posing as a woman with a daughter, he said: “I will take care of you, but it won’t be easy on either of you. I’m a sadist and enjoy inflicting pain. Neither of you will ever be allowed to say no to me.”

In a court affidavit outlining the basis for the charges, Mitchell sent e-mails indicating he was looking for a woman and children to enslave in his home. The woman and children would be taken care of as long as they were subordinate to him and would engage in incest.

After exchanging texts with an undercover agent he thought was a woman willing to agree with his terms, Mitchell agreed to a meeting at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. He was arrested when he arrived in the room.

If convicted, Mitchell faces at least 10 years on the attempted sex trafficking count, up to five years on each electronic enticement count, at least 10 years on the coercion and enticement count, and up to 30 years on the interstate travel charge.

Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger