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Benson charged with strangulation and rape

Posted at 11:29 AM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 13:29:35-04

(HELENA) Uriah Harley Benson has been charged with felony sexual intercourse without consent, felony strangulation of a partner or family member, and misdemeanor sexual assault.

Court documents say that Benson was visiting the victim on April 29th. She told police that she went to lie down, and when she woke up, she found Benson in her room.

She said that he began kissing and groping her, and that he would not stop when she told him to, and that he became forceful and put his hand on her throat.

The woman said he left only after she bent his thumb back.

When police were interviewing the victim, she told them this was not the first incident.

Prosecutors say she told investigators that he had raped her two years ago, and she reportedly gave police text messages that Benson sent to her, acknowledging the rape.

Bond for Benson was set at $50,000.

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