Roger Paul Bentley, a 37 year old registered sex offender accused in the abduction and slaying of 10 year old Jetseta Gage, was charged yesterday with first degree murder and kidnapping. Bentley is accused of taking Jetseta from her home in Cedar Rapids on March 24. Her 7 year old brother saw her get into a truck with him. Evidence suggests that she was sexually abused. If convicted, he faces life in prison. Bail was set a $1 million on each count.
(Iowa City, Iowa)