PITTSBURGH – The man who was arrested for pretending to be a 7-year-old girl’s uncle and molesting her, now faced a judge for the first time on Wednesday.
Police stated that Juwan Mitchell, 22, fascinated the girl away from her grandmother’s Northview Heights home and then molested her.
The girl informed investigators that she was outside of her grandmother’s home on Hazlett Street around 3 p.m. on Sept. 15 when a man addressed her. According to the police, the girl explained that Mitchell told her he was her uncle and questioned her if she desired to go to the store with him.
But rather, she told, Mitchell took her into the “basement bathroom” of an “unknown residence” and molested her, according to investigators. Detectives told Mitchell is not her uncle or linked to the victim in any way.
During his first court appearance, Mitchell continuously shook his head at the detective who was testifying. In conclusion, his case moved forward.
A detective told when he questioned Mitchell, he agreed to the assault and claimed he had a “lapse in judgment.”
In court, the defence referred Mitchell has an “intellectual disability,” but the judge denied to lower his $200,000 bond.