Indian River County, FL (November 15, 2018) – A man who was wanted for molesting two minors was picked up at a traffic stop and arrested after he was pulled over by a police officer. The man was identified as 41-year-old Yoel Benitez.

Benitez was arrested by police on Tuesday, November 13, in relation to an incident where he was molesting two minors in Florida. One of the children was identified as somebody under the age of 12.

Benitez is now facing charges of lewd or lascivious molestation of a victim under 12 years old and a victim between the ages of 12-16. Benitez is currently in jail.

Indian River County Child Molestation Charges

Indian River County, FL – Man Wanted for Molesting Two MinorsSex crimes across the state of Florida are extremely serious crimes that can end in many years of prison time and other serious penalties that can keep you from leading a normal life. However, these incidents are even more serious in the eyes of the court when they involve children. In 2015, the amount of sexual offenses reported across the entire state sat at 1-,732. Only 4,730 arrests were made for forcible sex offenses in these instances. These charges could stick with you for the rest of your life, leaving a social impact on your life and even keeping you registered on a sex offender list that anybody can access at any time. This is why it is important to fight these charges and receive justice in your case.

In the Vero Beach and Port St. Lucie areas, we protect the rights of those who have been accused of these heinous crimes but know that they have not committed the crime in question. If you believe that you hold a defense in your case that will help keep you from these serious penalties that could follow you through life, you need an experienced legal professional to help you tell your side of the story. At Musca Law, understand how scary it can be to face these charges, which is why we want to help in your time of need when you are looking for results. Contact us today for more information at (888) 484-5057.

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Disclaimer: As members of the local Naples and broader Florida community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.