Crime & Courts

This SC man wanted to eat a child, police say. He’s out of jail on bond

Justin Bensing
Justin Bensing

A man police say wanted to “cannibalize” a child after turning her into a “full time baby maker and sex slave” is out of jail on bond, according to court records.

Justin Teeter Bensing, 36, of Myrtle Beach, faces two counts of criminal solicitation of a minor in connection with a roundup of more than 40 accused child predators and sex traffickers announced last week by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Bensing said in online communications that he wanted to “cannibalize” a child, Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis said last week. However, the 14-year-old girl Bensing thought he was talking to was actually an undercover officer, according to authorities. He traveled from Myrtle Beach to Greenville to pick up the girl.

Warrants cited by FOX Carolina say 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. The sheriff’s office also said he expressed “passions for cannibalism and bestiality.”

Bensing was arrested Feb. 12 and released from jail Feb. 14, according to WYFF. His bond was set at $10,000 for each of the two charges.

There were no conditions set on the bond, according to Greenville County court records.

Bensing faces up to 10 years in prison for each of the charges, if convicted.

Greenville County investigators charged 14 child predators, two human traffickers, 10 prostitutes and 17 johns in connection with the two-week-long sting, the name of which, “Operation Millstone,” is rooted in the New Testament book of Matthew.

“If anyone causes one of these little ones — those who believe in me — to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea,” the verse reads.

McClatchy DC reporter Jared Gilmour contributed.