San Antonio defense attorney in court on assault charges

Local attorney in court on assault charges

SAN ANTONIO - A San Antonio attorney accused of sexually assaulting an underage girl is expected in court Monday.

Mark Benavides was charged in November after a young girl claims he assaulted her. Investigators said Benavides was also in possession of child pornography.

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Benavides is already facing a long list of charges in a separate case including prostitution for allegedly coercing clients into performing sex acts.

Those clients claim he threatened to not represent them in legal cases if they didn't do as he said.

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