Mendez pleads to Indecent Liberties with a child

MURPHY, NC (WDEF) – A 43 year old has pleaded guilty to Indecent Liberties with a Child in North Carolina.

Benito Morales Mendez was sentenced to a jail term of 16-29 months after pleading in Murphy last week.

He will be a registered sex offender for 30 years.

He now is being handed over to federal prosecutors for additional, unrelated charges.

Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated “As you can see it takes a team effort and one of the reasons we work so closely with our local and Federal partners. We know that only through cooperative team work we are able to bring these cases to close. Again, we thank the office of
District Attorney Ashley Welch for their assistance in this and other cases.”

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