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      Sex conviction puts former deputy behind bars

      John Benn, found guilty of having consensual sex with a teen

      A former Heartland law enforcement officer could land on the other side of prison bars following his conviction on a sex related felony according to KTVO in Kirksville. John Benn, 28, a former Lewis County deputy, has been found guilty by an Adair County jury on a charge of second degree statutory rape. The trial was held in Adair County on a change of venue from Lewis County.

      Benn was found guilty of having consensual sex with a 15-year-old girl in 2009. Benn is currently being held in the Adair County Jail awaiting sentencing.

      He is scheduled to be sentenced December 17 in an Adair County courtroom.