Monday, March 28, 2016

Fenton woman accused of having sex with teenager

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A 32-year-old Fenton woman is facing multiple felony charges for allegedly carrying on a months-long sexual relationship with a teenager, the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said.

According to a report appearing in The Jefferson County Leader, Randi Benedick, who’s listed as a mental health therapist for Comtrea, had sex with the victim at least 40 times between November 2014 and May 2015. The victim was 16 years-old at the time. She also continued to have sex with the victim after he turned 17.

Prosecutors charged Benedick with five counts of second-degree statutory rape and five counts of second-degree sodomy.

Benedick was released from jail February 18 after posting a $40,000 bond, but she’s been ordered to wear a GPS monitor and cannot go within a mile of the victim’s home. She’s also been forbidden from having any contact with anyone under the age of 18, other than her own children.

Benedick is due back in court April 12. If convicted, she faces up to seven years in prison on each charge.


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