06/22/2022

Camdenton Man Charged with Multiple Sex Crimes against Family Member

 

Camdenton, MO, 06-22-22 - Yesterday afternoon, 06-21-22, Camden County deputies took Richard Scott Bennett, 32, of Camdenton into custody during the Associate Court docket.

 

Bennett appeared in court with his attorney to answer allegations of sex crimes committed against a family member.  The investigation began in June of 2021 when an unnamed source informed law enforcement they suspected Bennett of having a sexual relationship with a minor child family member.  Several agencies assisted in the investigation during the following months. 

 

During the investigation deputies discovered Bennett was married to one of the victim's family members.  In May of this year, Bennett's minor child family member gave birth to an infant.  DNA testing revealed Bennett to be the father.

 

Bennett was booked into the Camden County Adult Detention Facility and charged with the Class D Felony of Statutory Rape 2nd Degree and the Class E Felony of Incest.  He is being held without bond.

 

A reminder that these charges are merely allegations of wrongdoing. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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