Hefty sentence in CNMI for sex crimes

7:20 am on 24 February 2016

In the Northern Marianas a former firefighter has been jailed for 30 years for sex crimes.

Richard Sullivan Benavente was sentenced on a charge of sexual exploitation of a child.

The Chief Judge of the District Court, Ramona Manglona, says the hefty sentence will serve as a wake-up call to adults who prey on minors.

She says Benavente has a drug addiction, but also claimed to have a sex addiction.

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