Maryland High School Guidance Counselor Accused of Rape And Soliciting Child Porn

A high school guidance counselor in Maryland is facing serious charges after he was accused of rape and soliciting child porn!

32-year-old Allen Edward Mitchell was arrested on 15 criminal charges, including second-degree rape and soliciting child pornography, People reports. According to a news release by a local children’s advocacy center, Mitchell was arrested Friday on charges including second-degree rape, fourth-degree sex offenses, soliciting child pornography and perverted practice.

The Fruitland, Maryland resident was held without bond due to the serious nature of the charges, according to DelmarvaNow.com.

The news release states an investigation is looking into alleged “multiple instances of misconduct with minors, to include the criminal use of social media applications,” according to the release.

In a statement received by PEOPLE, Dr. Donna Hanlin, Superintendent of Wicomico County Public Schools, where Mitchell is employed, said,

“This morning we were notified by the State’s Attorney’s Office that Allen Mitchell, a guidance counselor at James M. Bennett High School, has been arrested on numerous charges involving minors. Mitchell had previously been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal investigation. Wicomico County Public Schools is working in full cooperation with the State’s Attorney’s Office and with law enforcement on this matter.”

“Our first priority is always the safety and well-being of our students and staff,” the statement continued. “Also, in accordance with our ‘See Something, Say Something’ message, any person with information related to this matter is asked to contact the Wicomico County Child Advocacy Center or the Salisbury Police Department,” continued Hanlin.

Mitchell reportedly appeared in court on Monday at 9am, People reports.

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