A South Carolina man who, police said, wanted to “cannibalize” a young girl after turning her into a “full time baby maker and sex slave” was sentenced to probation, according to court records.
Justin Teeter Bensing, 36, of Myrtle Beach, pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal solicitation of a minor, according to Greenville County online court records. The records show he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but that the prison sentence was suspended to five years probation.
The suspended sentence means if Bensing violates the terms of his probation, he could be sent to prison for 10 years.
Judge Letitia Verdin is listed in the online docket as presiding over the disposition.
Verdin said Bensing’s mental limitations — including a diagnosis of autism, his lack of criminal record and the fact that he did not travel of Myrtle Beach to meet who he thought was a young girl, factored into the sentencing, according to The Greenville News. However, the sheriff’s office said in announcing the arrests in March that Bensing did travel from Myrtle Beach to Greenville, WYFF reported.
Bensing was arrested in connection with a roundup of more than 40 accused child predators and sex traffickers announced by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office in March. He was later released on bond.
Bensing said in online communications that he wanted to “cannibalize” a child, the Greenville County sheriff said in announcing the arrests, McClatchy reported at the time. However, the 14-year-old girl Bensing thought he was talking to was actually an undercover officer, according to authorities.
Warrants cited by FOX Carolina in March said Bensing had desires to turn a child into a “full time baby maker and sex slave” and make his intended victim drink her own urine.
Criminal solicitation of a minor carries up to 10 years in prison under South Carolina law.