Texas Democrat Mark Benavides Guilty of Six-Counts of Continuous Sex Trafficking


by Red Pill, The Goldwater:

There’s breaking news coming out of San Antonio, Texas tonight where a formerly powerful Democrat, Attorney Mark Benavides, has been found guilty on six individual counts of human trafficking in a grotesque and sex-filled criminal conspiracy.

Mark Benavides, a well-known Democrat who ran for the 186th District Court in 2014, was accused by federal law enforcement of trading his legal services as an attorney for sex from his clients and then recording those manipulative sex-romps, according to local ABC affiliate KSAT 12 in San Antonio.

The clients of Benavides were all criminals such as prostitutes and drug addicts, all of whom were granted his services by trial judges via court-appointed attorney programs. Benevides would then promise the women that if they allowed him to engage in erotic sex that sometimes included physical torture, that he would offer them a legitimate defense in the courtroom.

Throughout the trial, the San Antonio Police Department’s Detective Manual Morales testified that during one of the search warrant executions at Benavides’ homes they discovered an enormous treasure-trove of digital video recordings which depicted Benavides in scenes of sexual gratification for the perverse Attorney who forced his clients into such ordeals.

Morales said police found 246 total “pornographic DVDs” inside of a filing cabinet in the home, and each of those contained videos or Benavides and those female clients.

Some of the content on the explicit videos had such graphic scenes, that one of the female jurors fainted as the group of twelve left the courtroom on Tuesday after being forced to watch them.

The sex-romps with the clients occurred at numerous locations, according to police, with some of the videos being recorded in both jury boxes and courtrooms, as the former clients also testified to, where Benavides had his clients after-hours, and others have occurred inside of various motel rooms across the state.

Benavides Attorneys during the trial had initially requested the trial be moved from San Antonio to Floresville, since the attorney was so widely renown in the area, and the trial had made headlines across the city.

Both the Prosecution and Defense finished their closing arguments on Tuesday before the jury made their decision after four hours of reviewing the case and finding Benavides guilty on all six counts.

Each of the charges against Benavides will carry between 25 and 99 years in a state penitentiary, where it’s expected he will serve out the remainder of his life behind bars.

US Obama IRS tax agent 'raped intern at gunpoint'

James Clarke pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated rape, rape, indecent assault and battery, strangulation and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.Image copyrightCBS/WBZ-TV
Image captionJames Clarke, 44, pleaded not guilty to multiple charges related to rape

A Boston tax agent accused of handcuffing a young intern in his car, putting a gun in her mouth and raping her last summer has pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors claim James Clarke invited a 21-year-old woman for drinks and bought her "enough drinks to intoxicate her" before the alleged assault.

The 44-year-old's lawyer told the court during his arraignment on Thursday that the incident was consensual.

He was released without a bail payment pending his next court appearance.

Mr Clarke, an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agent in the criminal investigations office in Boston, pleaded not guilty in Suffolk Superior Court to aggravated rape, rape, indecent assault and battery, strangulation, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The tax agent allegedly went for drinks after work with the young woman on 26 July, 2017 before taking her to his government-issued car, prosecutors say.

He then allegedly "handcuffed the 21-year-old victim while parked in his IRS-owned vehicle in the Government Center garage, assaulted her with his service firearm, and subjected her to sexual acts against her will", said Jake Wark, a spokesman for the district attorney's office.

"One additional assaultive act occurred in the car outside South Station after Clarke had driven the victim there," Mr Wark's statement said.

The woman was left at South Station, where she called police and was taken to hospital.

The magistrate rejected the $10,000 (£7,000) bail requested by prosecutors and said Mr Clarke was not a flight risk since the allegations were nine months old.

The federal taxation agency declined to comment on the allegations against Mr Clarke.

"The IRS holds our employees to high standards, and we do not tolerate inappropriate behaviour," the agency said in a statement to CBS News local affiliate WBZ-TV.

"Although we are prohibited from commenting on specific employee personnel matters, the IRS thoroughly considers all the relevant facts involved in all instances of alleged misconduct and, if substantiated, takes appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including removal."

Mr Clarke is next due in court on 9 May for a pre-trial conference.