A Cedar Rapids man is behind bars after police say he admitted abusing two young girls. Thirty-three-year-old Joshua D. Mitchell is charged with two counts of second-degree sexual abuse.
Police accuse Mitchell of committing multiple sex acts on two girls, ages 5 and 9, between January 2010 and April 2011. The incidents occured at a residence in southwest Cedar Rapids. Police began investigating the case after being contacted by the Iowa Department of Human Services.
Police are not saying how Mitchell knew the girls. He was booked in the Linn County Jail a $100,000 cash-only bond.