Ex-foster parent gets 20 to 40 years in prison

Leroy K. Mitchell
Leroy K. Mitchell accepts plea deal, admits molesting five children By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Leroy K. Mitchell For years, a respected member of the community molested various children in his care – until one “very courageous 10-year-old girl” broke the cycle, not only reporting the abuse but also agreeing to call the perpetrator, who apologized while police were...

Ex-foster parent waives 2nd preliminary hearing

Leroy K. Mitchell waived his preliminary hearing Monday on a second set of child-molestation charges.
He is accused of abusing total of  seven victims aged 3 to 10 By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Leroy K. Mitchell, 60, waived his preliminary hearing Monday on a second set of child-molestation charges. For the second time in less than three months, a former coach, foster parent, and corrections officer waived his preliminary hearing on child-molestation charges on Monday. Leroy...

Charges multiply against former foster parent

A 1995 photo of Leroy K. Mitchell may help identify other potential child sex-abuse victims, District Attorney Tom Hogan said.
D.A. calls defendant, a former URA coach, ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times A 1995 photo of Leroy K. Mitchell may help identify other potential child sex-abuse victims, District Attorney Tom Hogan said. Five additional child victims have surfaced in the sexual-abuse case against a former coach, foster parent, and corrections officer,...

County: No records on children fostered by defendant

Leroy K. Mitchell, accused in two cases of child molestation, served as a foster parent in Chester County from
Data not within state requirements for retention, officials said By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Leroy K. Mitchell, accused in two cases of child molestation, served as a foster parent in Chester County from 1989 to 1997, county officials said. An attempt to learn more about the foster-parenting history of the former county employee accused of molesting two girls in his care...

Former foster parent waives hearings on sex charges

Leroy K. Mitchell, 60, a former foster parent and corrections officer, waived two preliminary hearings Monday on charges that he molested two young girls.
Prosecutor says investigators have identified other possible victims By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Leroy K. Mitchell, 60, a former foster parent and corrections officer, waived two preliminary hearings Monday on charges that he molested two young girls. A former Chester County foster parent and corrections officer waived his preliminary hearings Monday morning in two, separate...