SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- A 57-year-old Scottsdale man is accused of having sexual contact with a 3-year-old girl. 

On June 6, Scottsdale police detectives received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that hundreds of images and videos were uploaded of 57-year-old Mitchell Mielke sexually exploiting children.

[WATCH: Scottsdale man sexually abuses toddler he babysat, police say]

Mielke had been an irrigation technician for almost 20 years with the City of Scottsdale.

"For the police department, this is one of the most vile and disgusting cases that we ever see," said Scottsdale Police Sgt. Ben Hoster.

Detectives reviewed the files uploaded by Mielke which contained child pornography. Many of the files showed Mielke sexually exploiting and having sexual contact with a 3-year-old girl.

The family of the victim was contacted. Detectives learned that Mielke was watching the victim once a week for more than a year.

Mielke was arrested outside his Scottsdale home on Thursday night without incident. He is facing numerous counts of sexual contact with a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor.

Arizona's Family went to his listed address, and a woman identifying herself as his roommate started talking through the door. 

"Were you here yesterday when he was arrested?" asked reporter Briana Whitney. 

"Yes," she said. 

Then she opened the door and politely answered more questions face to face. 

"I'm devastated and I've been evicted, so if you could leave me alone," she said. 

"Have you gotten to talk to him since he was arrested?" asked Whitney. 

"No," she said. 

"Are the girls that were named OK?" asked Whitney. 

"I'm assuming so. I don't know," the roommate said. 

"I'm just wondering if the charges were a surprise?" asked Whitney. 

"Oh yeah," she said. "I had no clue." 

Scottsdale police said there are more pictures and videos they're going through, and believe there may be more victims. 

On Friday evening, the City of Scottsdale released the following statement, stating that city officials were "shocked" about Mielke's arrest: 

“Upon learning about the charges filed against Mitchell Mielke, the city immediately placed this employee on unpaid suspension pending termination proceedings. He had been a city irrigation technician for 19 years. The city is shocked over the nature of these allegations, and deeply sympathetic to the victims and their families.”


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(31) comments


Poor judgement to allow a 57 year old man to babysit a 3 year old? I realize anyone can be a pedophile regardless of gender or age, but you still need to exercise some common sense... just sayin


You're right about poor judgement but these pedophiles are experts at ingratiating themselves into families. I'm sure he ever so slowly worked himself into a position where he could be trusted. By the time they decided to have him watch their kid one day a week seeing him as a child molester was probably the farthest thought from their mind. These people are incredibly devious and manipulative.


sad just sad


Give hem to gad, let higher Justice prevail [scared]


White cancer strikes again folks


Do you have a functioning brain cell? Or are you just a racist? From your screen name I would bet you are not a Trump fan. You realize the more you say things like this, the more you fan the flame to get him re-elected right? And by the way, you sound just as ignorant as the guy here who always throws the brown cancer comment out. Hate is hate.

Agustus Gloop

"Brown Cancer" guy is ObeyLaws. He's also got this cute thing he does with people's names. When a crime is reported, he posts "lot of people with names that end in Z, live in that neighborhood."


Yep, we should get rid of every white contribution to society and move back into mud huts. I'm sure that would go really well.

Phillup Witgas

Somehow my mind refuses to believe that human beings can be this eff'd up.


How do these pedophiles always manage to weasel into a childs life, & molest them?


So tell me again why we should be worried about southerners coming over the border to pick the vegetables we eat when Americans pose a bigger threat to Americans with cr@p like this?


not perfect - I figured it was only a matter of time before some mental pygmy made this comment about this article, but I'll gladly explain it to you. It's behavior like this that illustrates EXACTLY why we need to control our borders - we have MORE THAN ENOUGH PROBLEMS and deviants already legally within the confines of the U.S. How about we work to get our own society straightened out before we agree to act as the world's benefactor and accept the problems of other countries societies? Yes, even your beloved vegetable pickers bring a host of issues that we are not prepared to deal with.


OK, then I expect you to be at your local farm field at 3:00am each and every day gathering up my breakfast, lunch and dinner for the day at for very low and minimal pay. Hypocrite!

Agustus Gloop

Don't forget to spray ObeyLaws with Roundup or other chemicals so he can find out what cancer is all about.


Fortunately there is a well established pipeline for LEGAL migrant workers. I would be willing to bet that a majority..not all...of your field workers belong to that legal pipeline.


not perfect - So clearly you place a higher priority on having fresh vegetables over having safe communities and adherence to a legal system of immigration. I can't say I agree with your priorities. Obviously there's not much point in trying to have a rational discussion when we have such divergent views of what is important in one's life. Enjoy your veggies - they come at an extremely high price...


So you're one of those people who wants the brown people to pick your vegetables for you on the cheap. So compassionate you are. Do you need them to clean your toilets and cut your lawn cheaply as well? Boy that's not very racist.

JF Conlon

It's hard to argue with your basic premise (veggie pickers aside), therefore I don't. But all the focus lately seems to be on that dratted Wall, and the myriad other problems are not being addressed until they reach critical mass.


Yes, I’m curious as to what immigration has to do with an old pervert as well. This is why we can’t have nice things. Everyone has Trump derangement syndrome lately. He is either the reason or the solution to everything at this point. You all give him entirely way too much credit.


This type of predatory behavior is becoming all too common lately. Furthermore, it seems that many of these monsters (although maybe not this guy) have a past history of this type of behavior. It is perhaps time to make these crimes against children punishable by a mandatory life sentence without parole. Let's not give these deviates a chance to get out and reoffend.


Just stick a needle in their arms and say goodbye. It’s the humane thing to do for everyone involved. The victims don’t worry about the monster being released, the public’s not paying to keep them alive or worrying about them doing it again, and it puts the animal out of its misery. We don’t keep rabid animals alive until they die. These things are a lower form of life anyway.


Shoot the f.ucker


Just disgusting. Castrate the POS


Gross the [censored] out.


When are we going to start publicly hanging these perverts?


Ho ho ho. Ask your corrupt politicians and the aclu that question.


As soon as we throw the US Constitution out the window! Will that work for you?

Agustus Gloop

Hey Daddy, Daddy Daddy!!!! You out there in cyber land? Hey, good buddy, today is National Doughnut Day here in our great homeland. Free doughnuts for all on this National celebration of Doughnut Day. You like doughnut holes, they're free, too? Bear Claw, Fritter, Old Fashioned, Buttermilk, Sprinkles....etc...all free, for you and me, today. So, here's the deal, Robs and I are meeting over at the Bosa, 4910 E. Ray, at 3pm. How about you join us? Maybe Tom, DJamz, Lovesnatch, Wazoolie, MyOwnMind and Tentacles of Poison can join us? We'll bury the hatchet and for just one hour, convey our love and respect of one another. C'mon Daddy, don't tell me you have to stay home and count your toothpicks, and can't make it. Bring your toothpicks and we'll all count them. Best way to bring rivals together is to give them a task, to complete as a group.


HAHA! Post of the day!


Thats only an hr from now. yeah not driving an hr for a donut:) Thanks though!


so glad I had breakfast before I checked the news...

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