Per reports, the then-27-year-old father, Benet, had an ‘unusual excuse’ after he se-ually assaulted a three-year-old girl. He claimed that the three-year-old tricked him into thinking she was his wife after his wife went to the bathroom and the toddler crawled into bed in her place. However, the facts of Benet’s twisted story of se-ual abuse on the toddler continued to peel back in layers, showing that the girl had no fault in his abuses and only his depravity did.
Benet was convicted of first-degree se-ual assault of a child under five. He then received his sentence. Benet will spend the next 50 years in prison before he is eligible for parole. Circuit Court Judge Swope had no sympathy for the child rapist. That’s why he sentenced him to fifty years in prison before he could get parole. He’d be 77-years-old if he ever made it back out into the free world. This was an intentional choice by the judge, who said, “I’m not locking him up for the rest of his life, but for the rest of his effective life.”
When state child advocacy workers found out the three-year-old victim had been se-ually abused, they went to Benet for answers. Benet then started to tell lie after lie in an attempt to wriggle himself out of this situation. He claimed that he placed his butt on her butt. However when the child was asked to make a PlayDoh model of Bennett’s “butt,” the little girl created a sculpture of a penis. The defendant reportedly admitted to two incidents, one involving a s-x toy and another involving oral s-x. He claimed that he had no idea he was ra-ing a child but thought it was his wife who had left for the bathroom.
The jury deliberated for less than thirty minutes before they returned and found Benet guilty of his two first-degree se-ual assault charges. He was also convicted of two charges of incest. Benet’s attorneys tried to make a motion to have another trial because the sexual predator has a low IQ of 57. The defense also claimed that Benet was clearly confused when the convicted rapist was cross-examined. Despite the defense’s best effort to prove Bennett was not competent to stand trial, psychological and psychiatric tests proved otherwise. Benet also chose to testify, which he was not required to do. Benet will probably spend the rest of his effective life in prison. He won’t be able to hurt any more children and will likely have to fend for himself in prison because inmates are notoriously aggressive toward perpetrators of child abuse and assault. Dear readers, we are republishing this story amid recent reports that child sexual abuse has surged in America during the COVID-19 pandemic.