Police: Man filmed having sex with teen

Christopher Dornblaser
  • Police say Michael Benfer had sex with a 15-year-old girl
  • Benfer allegedly had three videos on his thumb drive of the pair having sex
  • He remains in York County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail

A 21-year-old Goldsboro man is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl and having three videos of the acts saved on a thumb drive.

Michael Benfer

Michael Stetson Benfer, of 300 Eden Drive, is charged with statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault of a person less than 16 years old, indecent assault of a person less than 16 years old, corruption of minors and sexual abuse of children, according to charging documents.

On March 29, the father of the teenage girl called Newberry Township Police, stating his daughter was having sex with Benfer, documents allege. The girl's mother told police the girl had lost her virginity to Benfer and added that the two had sex several times, police said.

In April, the girl was interviewed at the York County Children's Advocacy Center and said she began having sex with Benfer in June 2015, documents state.

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The girl said she and Benfer had sex in her house as well as in a car at different locations in her neighborhood, police said. She also said she and Benfer exchanged pictures of each other partially nude or of their body parts, according to documents.

On April 13, officers were granted a search warrant of Benfer's home, where they found a  thumb drive and other media storage devices. The girl told police before the search that Benfer had a thumb drive with pictures of her on it, documents state.

While searching the thumb drive, police found three videos of the girl having sex with Benfer, with one video time stamped Dec. 4, 2015, and the other two time stamped Feb. 20, according to charging documents.

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An additional computer has been sent to Northern York County Regional Police for analysis, which is pending, documents state.

Police filed the charges last Thursday, and Benfer was arraigned on the charges Friday morning, according to online court records.

Benfer remains in York County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail. He has been in prison since April 1 on previous drug-related charges.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.