Weathersfield man sentenced to life for raping child

Eric Benson was sentenced to life in prison for raping a 6-year-old girl.

WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Trumbull County man was sentenced to life in prison for assaulting a 6-year-old girl.

According to our print partner The Tribune Chronicle, Eric Benson, 19, was convicted of raping the child last August inside a mobile home park in Weathersfield.

Prosecutors say Benson was babysitting the child when family members caught him sexually assaulting her.

Benson was “pretty beat up” when police arrived, according to Trumbull County Assistant Prosecutor Gabriel Wildman.

Benson is eligible for parole in 10 years.

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