Sexual Abuse Arrest
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From: Sheriff Todd Entrekin Date: July 13, 2012
Etowah County Sheriff’s Office
CHILD/SEX ABUSE ARREST
A Fulton County, Georgia man has been arrested and charged with two abuse related offenses.
“Cecil Lamar Benefield, 53, of Alpharetta, Georgia, was arrested and charged with one count of first degree sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old and one count of first degree sodomy, both are felonies,” states Investigator Haydyn Hedgspeth.
Hedgspeth says Benefield allegedly sexually abused a young female victim over the past two years. The incidents happened at several locations in Etowah, Calhoun and Jefferson counties.
Investigators believe that additional victims may be in the surrounding area and in Georgia. Victims are encouraged to call their local Sheriff’s Office.
Benefield is currently being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on $100,000 cash bond.
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