Life in Prison

Robert Kenneth Benjamin, 36, was sentenced to life in prison following his November conviction of Sexual Activity with a Child, Sexual Battery on a Child Less than 12 years of Age and Battery in Lee County.

In March 2017, the victim came forward informing her family that for almost a year and a half the defendant had been having inappropriate sexual contact with her. She told a friend who convinced her to tell her family. When a controlled phone call was made to the defendant by the victim’s family working with law enforcement, he admitted to the abuse.

Assistant State Attorney Natalie Savino of our Special Victim’s Unit and Assistant State Attorney Jennifer Royal handled the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office