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Another victim accuses former choir director of sexual assault
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A former North Highlands church choir director faces addition charges of sexual assault of a minor after another victim came forward, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office said.

Kareem Mitchell, 42, was charged with four counts of oral copulation with a minor under the age of 18 during his arraignment Wednesday. According to the criminal complaint filed by the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office, the abuse lasted between January 2001 and August 2001.

The victim, a teenage boy, reported Mitchell after he was arrested and charged with sexual assault on another teenage boy. Sacramento police said the abuse with that victim dated back to 2005 and lasted for three years.

D.A.'s office spokesperson Shelly Orio said investigators believe there may be more victims.

Sacramento police urge other victims to come forward. People can remain anonymous and call the Sacramento Police Department at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357). People can also text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000


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