Pitt County ROTC Teacher charged with indecent liberties

Ayden, NC  -  Retired Army Sergeant Joseph Mitchell has been arrested for what Ayden Police describe as indecent liberties with a 14-year-old student.  

Chief Tim Moseley stated, “He picked her up at a public location here in Ayden, went to her home and in fact went inside her home and there was some inappropriate touching- allegedly.

Mitchell has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending an investigation.  The teacher’s classes have been taken over by a substitute and the head JROTC instructor.  

No other students were said to be involved.  Mitchell has been with the district for little over a year.

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