Man accused of wanting to eat child sentenced to probation

Man accused of wanting to eat child sentenced to probation
Hansel and Gretel and the wicked witch

[Ed. – Silly season in the courts, which also gave probation rather than jail time to a doctor who sexually assaulted a female patient who was in the throes of an asthma attack.]

A man who South Carolina authorities say wanted to enslave and eat a child has been sentenced to probation.

News outlets quote court records as saying 36-year-old Justin Teeter Bensing pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal solicitation of a minor and was sentenced Aug. 9 to 10 years in prison, but the sentence was suspended to five years of probation.

A sentencing sheet The Greenville News obtained from the Greenville County Clerk of Court’s Office says Bensing was diagnosed with autism and considered low risk. The judge said no prior criminal charges were also among the factors determining Bensing’s sentence.

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