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Navy Officer Arrested For Pimping Teen Girl To Several Men In California

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LEMOORE, Kings County (CBS/AP) — A Navy petty officer from Kings County is under arrest for allegedly pimping a 17-year-old girl to several men.

32-year-old Charles Ray Benavidez met the girl on a social networking site.

Police say Benavidez met the girl for sex twice and on the third visit coerced her into having sex with another man. After that, police say, Benavidez took the victim to his home in Lemoore and coerced her into having sex with several men in separate encounters, which he videotaped.

He was arrested after police investigators and officers from the Department of Homeland Security served a search warrant at his home.

Police are trying to identify the other men who had sex with the girl.

Benavidez was stationed at Lemoore Naval Air Station.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

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