9-year-old Handicapped and Non-Verbal Girl Brutally Molested by Therapist in California; Man Arrested by Authorities

Riverside police officers were called to a home in the Ramona neighborhood of Riverside regarding a recent incident of molestation.

Amidst a therapy session at her residence, a young girl with severe disabilities and limited speech was reportedly subjected to sexual abuse by her behavior therapist. A therapist named Mitchell Takata, 21, from Los Altos, was found at his home when officers arrived.

Investigators from the Sexual Assault–Child Abuse Unit (SACA) were called to the scene and took over the case.

Takata was later arrested and taken to the Robert Presley Detention Center. The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges related to inappropriate acts involving a child under the age of 14, attempted sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child under the age of 10, and attempted rape of a victim with a mental/physical disability.

He is currently being held in custody with bail set at $1 million.

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Investigators discovered Takata has worked as a behavior therapist for about three years, focusing on providing support to children with severe disabilities. There may be additional individuals who have yet to come forward, according to reports by RAFU News.

If you have any extra information about the arrest of Takata, please reach out to SACA Detective Daniel Suarez at [email protected] or (951) 353-7120.

If you prefer to stay anonymous, you have the option to download the Riverside Police Department’s “Atlas 1” mobile app. From there, you can use the “Send a Message” feature to share any information with us.

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