A Texas jury has found a former San Antonio criminal defense attorney guilty of having sex with his clients in exchange for legal services. He faces a range of punishment of anywhere from 25-99 years or life in prison, though he has filed a motion asking the jury to consider sentencing him to probation.
It took the jury four hours to find Mark Benavides guilty of all six counts of continuous trafficking of persons, a first-degree felony, according to a report in the San Antonio Express-News. The jury will begin sentencing deliberations in his case today.
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