OAKLAND — Practically 4 years after he was arrested and convicted of kid porn-related offenses, an Antioch man is again in scorching water — this time in federal court docket — on related costs.

Sonny Mitchell, 45, was indicted in federal court docket final week with distributing pictures of a minor engaged in sexual exercise, and of possessing baby porn. If convicted, he might resist 20 years in federal jail.

Sonny Mitchell, 45, was indicted on baby porn costs in federal court docket. 

The allegations in opposition to Mitchell embrace that he claimed to be a baby molester and even invited a person to molest his personal youngsters, that he shared baby porn on Fb and on Grindr, a web based relationship app, and that he shared movies on Fb of himself masturbating. The masturbation movies made it straightforward for police to determine Mitchell as a result of they confirmed a misspelled tattoo on his torso, which reads, “Thug Pasion” (sic), based on a sworn assertion by a federal agent.

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Mitchell isn’t any stranger to those sorts of allegations. He was arrested in 2015 after Antioch police noticed the stolen automobile he was driving and tried to tug him over close to Antioch Excessive Faculty on West 18th Road. He tried to flee, however obtained caught in a visitors jam and was arrested, police stated. A search of his telephone reportedly turned up baby porn.

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After that arrest, authorities say he tried to cross the buck by falsely claiming to be a informant for a Pittsburg detective who Mitchell alleged had requested him to share baby porn with others as a part of a sting operation to catch pedophiles. Authorities didn’t consider him. He was convicted of kid porn possession, sentenced to jail, and required to be registered as a intercourse offender.

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Then, in December 2018, Mitchell allegedly contacted a Grindr consumer claiming he molested his personal youngsters and providing to let the person molest his youngsters too. As a substitute, the person went to police, who in the end served a search warrant on Mitchell’s social media accounts and located extra proof he possessed and shared baby porn.

In line with a public database, Mitchell lived on  the 2000 block of Sugar Pine Road on the time of his arrest, inside two miles of 5 faculties.

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