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2002-01-11 Click on Detroit
Left 15-Year-Old Pregnant
DETROIT-- A minister at an
east side Detroit church admitted Friday that he had sex with
a 15-year-old girl, leading to her pregnancy.
Prosecutors accused Delton Benson of having sex with
the unnamed girl in August 2000. A warrant was issued for his
arrest last March charging the 32-year-old minister at
Straight Street Baptist Church with two counts of third-degree
criminal sexual conduct.
Investigators said that
Benson invited the teen to lunch and than allegedly coerced
the girl into having sex on at least two occasions.
Police said that the teen got pregnant as a result of
one of the alleged encounters that summer, but she concealed
her condition from her parents for six months. They took the
girl to another state, where a late-stage abortion was
Investigators say that DNA taken from the
fetus matched a sample that the minister provided to police.
Benson will appear in court next month for sentencing.
He faces up to 15 years.
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