Non-Athlete Member Donald Mielke Banned For Life from USA Swimming After Child Porn Arrest

Donald Mielke, who was a non-athlete member of USA Swimming who worked as an official, has been added to the organization’s public list of individuals permanently suspended or ineligible for membership.

Mielke is from the state of Wisconsin, and according to an April 3, 2014 public record posting by the GazetteXtra in Walworth County was arrested by Town of Delavan police. The official charge for the 52-year old Mielke was “felony sexual exploitation of a child, filming,” with local police alleging that he has been recording a child for the past four years.

According to Wisconsin Court System records, he has been charged under statute 948.05(1)(b), which is a class C felony. That statute reads as follows:

(1) Whoever does any of the following with knowledge of the character and content of the sexually explicit conduct involving the child may be penalized under sub.(2p):

(b) Records or displays in any way a child engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

According to the Wisconsin statutes, the maximum penalty for a Class C felony is “a fine not to exceed $100,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 40 years, or both.”

There is also a record from earlier this year where a Karen Mielke filed for a restraining order against Donald Mielke in the State of Wisconsin.

Donald Mielke was banned by USA Swimming specifically for violation of three sections of their Code of Conduct: 304.3.6304.3.8A, and 304.3.19.

Mielke has a motion hearing set for July 29th.

The address listed for him is in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, which is on the north side of Geneva Lake near the Illinois/Wisconsin border.

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MarkB

Yikes!!

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