Convicted sexual predator sent back to prison, this time for life

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A Tarrant County man who has already served 14 in prison for sexually abusing at least 30 young boys is headed back to prison, this time for life.

Todd William Mitchell, 56, on Wednesday was convicted of violating a civil commitment order for a sexually violent predator, according to a news release from the Tarrant County district attorney’s office.

Mitchell, who was first convicted in 1993, was released in 2006 but was sent back to prison for violating a civil commitment order to participate in a sex offender treatment program.

He was released again in 2011 and ordered into another treatment program, but he soon was accused of violating its rules by “making sexual jokes, voyeurism and frottage,” according to the news release.

The jury took 30 minutes to return the maximum sentence. It was the first time a Tarrant County jury has given a life sentence to a sexual predator for violating a civil commitment order.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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