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Frederick man sentenced to life-plus-215 years in child abuse case
Frederick man sentenced to life-plus-215 years in child abuse case

A Frederick man, convicted in January of sexually abusing a young boy, was sentenced to life-plus-215 years in prison by a Howard County Circuit Court judge Friday. Dean Lee Benner, 48, of the 5700 block of Brook Hill Lane, was sentenced for abusing the boy at multiple Howard County locations between 1997 and 2002. On January 28, a jury convicted Benner of 21 counts of child abuse and sex-offense charges. Benner's sentence consists of four concurrent life sentences on four counts of first-degree sex offense; a 15-year consecutive sentence for custodial child abuse; 20-year consecutive sentences on 10 counts of second-degree sex offense; and 10-year concurrent sentences on six...

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