DISBARRED SAN ANTONIO LAWYER HAS MORE SEX CRIME VICTIMS WHO SHOULD COME FORWARD, OFFICIALS SAY. Mark Benavides currently serving 80 years in prison for trading sex for legal services
July 20, 2020
Deven Clarke, Misael Gomez
SAN ANTONIO – Officials from the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office and the Bexar County Public Defender’s Office are urging potential sex crime victims of a disbarred San Antonio lawyer to come forward.
Mark Benavides is currently serving an 80-year prison term after he was convicted in 2018 of trading sex for legal services from women he was representing.
Officials said the women were extorted by Benavides to take plea deals for crimes they didn’t commit.
”When you drill down deeper and what we’ve seen in the cases, it’s actually extortion,”