Texas attorney Mark Benavides will spend the rest of his life in jail for coercing female clients to have sex him in exchange for legal services. A jury has now sentenced him to 80 years in prison. Benavides was running for a judgeship as a Democrat when he was arrested. He was disbarred in 2016.
Benavides was accused representing the women on prostitution charges and then not only coercing the women but videotaping the sexual encounters in conference rooms, a motel, and his office. Roughly 250 DVDs were found.
One juror had to be dismissed after fainting when the tapes were played.
He has been convicted of six counts of continuous trafficking of persons, according to Dallas News.