Man who sought child ‘sex slave’ gets 5 years of probation
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man accused of wanting to use a child as a “sex slave” has been sentenced to five years’ probation.
The Greenville News reports 36-year-old Justin Teeter Bensing of Myrtle Beach pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal solicitation of a minor.
Greenville County court records show Bensing, who has been diagnosed with autism, was sentenced Aug. 9 to 10 years in prison, which was reduced to five years’ probation.
Defense attorney James Brehm says Bensing was joking when cellphone records showed Bensing discussed cannibalism with someone in an unrelated chat several months before a sting operation.
Bensing was accused of soliciting an undercover officer he thought was a child. Arrest warrants said Bensing asked if she was “ready to be a full-time baby maker and sex slave.”