A Jackson County man arrested last month in Colorado on a slew of sex abuse charges stemming from the alleged abuse of a minor and the distribution of photos and video he recorded during the incidents was booked into the Jackson County Jail Thursday.
Darin Lee Mullica, 41, who is listed in court records as living in the 11000 block of Blackwell Road in Central Point, is held on $1 million bail. An indictment shows he is charged with 15 counts of second-degree sexual abuse, six counts of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, five counts of encouraging child sexual abuse in the first degree, five counts of possession of materials depicting sexually explicit conduct in the first degree, and one count of unlawful delivery of Methamphetamine.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department reported Mullica sexually abused a 17-year-old girl over several months in 2013 and 2014.
The indictment alleges the abuse began in mid-December of 2013 and continued through late May of 2014. Detectives allege Mullica gave methamphetamine to the victim, and that he filmed and photographed the encounters. Investigators suspect he shared the images and footage with others, online and in person.
Mullica was arrested Jan. 22 on a Jackson County fugitive warrant in Littleton, Colo. Court records show he has no previous criminal history in Oregon.
Mullica is scheduled to be arraigned on the case at 1:45 p.m. today in Judge David Hoppe’s courtroom at Jackson County Circuit Court, records show.
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Medford, Ore. — A man lodged in the Jackson County Jail faces nearly three dozen felony, sexual abuse and pornography charges. His bail is set at $1,000,000.
Darin Lee Mullica, 41, was arrested on January 22, 2015, in Littleton, Colorado, on a Jackson County fugitive warrant. He was transferred to the Jackson County Jail, arriving February 26th.
Mullica was indicted on a total of 32 charges: Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree (15 counts); Using a Child in a Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct (six counts); Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree (five counts); Possession of Materials Depicting Sexually Explicit Conduct of a Child in the First Degree (five counts); and, Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine to a Minor.
Detectives say Mullica sexually abused a 17-year-old female over a period of several months in 2013 and 2014. During that time, Mullica provided methamphetamine to the victim and created photographs and videos of the sexual abuse. Investigators believe Mullica shared some of the images with others, both in person and online.
Detectives ask anyone with additional information about the case to call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 774-6800.
Information can also be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gold Hill, Ore — A Gold Hill man is charged with nearly three dozen felonies involving a sexual relationship with a minor.
Neighbors describe Darin Lee Mullica as respectful but also as no stranger to suspicious activity.
That dark side was revealed to the tune of nearly three dozen felony sexual abuse and pornography charges involving a 17-year-old girl.
“Sometimes it’s easy not to see what happens right under your nose,” said neighbor Brian Reynolds.
Reynolds saw the Sheriff’s Deputies the first time they came knocking at his Gold Hill neighbor’s door.
“The cops were here, they arrested him, then they let him go,” said Reynolds.
Reynolds’ former neighbor, Darin Lee Mullica, skipped town. On January 22nd he was found in Littleton, Colorado and arrested on a Jackson County fugitive warrant. Charged with nearly three dozen felony charges for sexual abuse and child pornography.
“We’re very kind of surprised of the charges,” said Reynolds.
Reynolds says he had no idea about the extent of the sexual abuse, but did have his suspicions about Mullica. As Mullica sits in Jackson County jail, Reynolds says he’s happy to have one less neighbor for the time being.
“I don’t feel sorry for him, sorry, don’t feel sorry for him, not one bit,” said Reynolds.
Detectives handling the case weren’t able to speak on camera but did ask that anyone with information call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office as there may be more victims out there.