New Details Lead To Dropped Charges – Transylvania County, NC

 

January 13, 2020

Lynn Benton spent more than a year in the Transylvania County detention center, but charges against him were dropped.

After 48-year-old Lynn Benton spent more than a year in the Transylvania County Detention Center, charges, including felony indecent liberties with a child, were dropped against him, and now he wants the public to know why.

"There have been threats made against my life," Benton said. "I've had people yell child molester at me and try to start fights with me in a parking lot."

Court records show that in the spring of 2016, a 6-year-old child in the Transylvania County school system complained to a teacher she was having trouble concentrating in school because one of her father's friends h...



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