Mitch Beiro

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Mitch Beiro
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Real name Mitchell Réne Beiro
Other names Sekmet, Bojo888
Born September 10, 1965[1]
Birth place USA
Date of death February 15, 2024
Death place Tucson, Arizona
Residence Tucson, Arizona
Profession or hobby Furry artist
Character species Rat
Convention GoH ConFurence 11
Beiro, friends, and acquaintances at Vasquez Rocks, Agua Dulce, California, USA
Beiro's processing pictures (Tucson Police Department [left], Arizona Department of Corrections [right]).

Mitch Beiro, full Mitchell Réne Beiro, [1] was a greymuzzle furry artist

Fandom involvement[edit]

Mitch was an artist with a love for Warner Bros. Animation's Animaniacs Minerva Mink (who he "married" at a joke wedding held during ConFurence 12), Winnie Woodpecker, and other know cartoon females. He used to attend many furry conventions across the continental United States. Living in Tucson, Arizona, USA, he was once part of the Tucson Mob.

He was a guest of honor at ConFurence 11 (2000).

Fursona[edit]

Mitch Beiro's fursona was a male rat version of himself.[2]

Convention attendance[edit]

(*) GoH

Art[edit]

Mitch Beiro created elaborate pop-up art when doing sketchbook commissions, and three-dimensional layered foam-core sculptures. His art was published in Huzzah, Wild, and several other furry publications.

Controversy[edit]

Mitch Beiro was arrested on October 3, 2012, following an eleven-month investigation by Tucson detectives of the Tucson Police Department, as part of a wider investigation into the online sharing of child sexual abuse images through peer-to-peer (P2P) internet networks via an unsecured Wi-Fi connection.[3][4]

As stated in the October 3 articles, the police found Mitchell Beiro "to have “thousands” of computer files depicting child sex exploitation.[3] and was charged with 15 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.[4] Additionally, Detectives also found out in the investigation that he was part of an unreported child molestation case in California.[4]

Sentencing[edit]

Beiro pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor under the age of 15[5], and was sentenced on February 19, 2013 to 10 years in prison at the Arizona State Prison Complex – Eyman, in Florence, Arizona, with lifetime probation upon completion of his sentence.[6]

He was released on August 2, 2022, returning to Tucson, and moving to a halfway house.

Death[edit]

After his term was served and released, Beiro was diagnosed with Stage IV Cancer, dying on February 15, 2024, at about 10:45 pm.[7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Inmate Lookup ("B" surnames) on the Pima County Sheriff's Department website. (Retrieved October 8, 2012)
  2. Mitch Beiro's profile on Fur Affinity. Retrieved February 19, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 Police: Tucson security guard found with thousands of child-sex files article in the Arizona Daily Star, Dated October 3, 2012. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Security guard arrested for child sex abuse images news segment on Tucson News Now. Dated October 3, 2012. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  5. Sex offender sentenced to prison and probation article] on the Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved February 19, 2013.
  6. Mitchell R. Beiro's profile on the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry website. Retrieved February 24, 2013.
  7. RIP Mitch. article on Fur Affinity. Retrieved February 15, 2024.
  8. Mitch Beiro update article on Fur Affinity. Retrieved February 15, 2024.
  9. Well - my old friend Mitch Beiro is dead. article on Fur Affinity. Retrieved February 18, 2024.

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