Behavioral Therapist Mitchell Takata Charged With Sexually Abusing 'Severely' Disabled Girl

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Behavioral Therapist Mitchell Takata Charged With Sexually Abusing ‘Severely’ Disabled Girl

Behavioral Therapist Mitchell Takata Charged With Sexually Abusing ‘Severely’ Disabled Girl

Jul 1, 2024

Mitchell Takata, 21, of Los Altos, has been charged with sexually abusing a severely handicapped and non-verbal girl under 10 years old, the Riverside Police Department confirmed.

A behavioral therapist, Mitchell Takata is alleged to have sexually abused the girl inside her home during a therapy session.

Takata faces the following charges:

  • Lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14
  • Attempted sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child under the age of 10
  • Attempted rape of a victim with a mental/physical disability

Riverside Police officials said they responded to a home in the Ramona neighborhood of Riverside in late May after receiving a report of a child molestation which had just occurred.

Mitchell Takata, accused of the sexual abuse, reportedly remained at the girl’s home when the officers arrives on scene.

Detectives with the Riverside Police Department’s Sexual Assault – Child Abuse Unit (SACA) responded and were assigned to the investigation.

Riverside Police investigators said Mitchell Takata had been employed as a behavioral therapist for approximately three years. He primarily worked with severely disabled children.

Given Takata’s employment history, police believe there may be additional sexual abuse victims and are asking for the public’s assistance.

Anyone with information regarding the Mitchell Takata behavioral therapist sexual abuse investigation is urged to contact the Riverside P.D.’s SACA Detective Daniel Suarez at (951) 353-7120 or by email at

Takata was arrested and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center where he remains in custody on $1 million bail.

The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office subsequently filed sexual abuse charges against child behavioral therapist Mitchell Takata.

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