Ariel Ariza (aka Ariel James Mitchell), and L.M. in care of Rev. James Mitchell
At least 2 teen-aged boys brought to Vancouver, WA, from Colombia by Catholic priest James Mitchell. He promised them U.S. citizenship via adoption and then subjected them to years of sexual abuse. At least 4 boys lived with Mitchell over the years. Ariel and L.M. have alleged sexual abuse. Ariel was told he was adopted by Mitchell, but was only granted US visa. It is unclear if the boys were ever legally adopted.
Placement type: To be adopted
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father
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