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Man convicted of molesting child in Joplin found dead in his cell

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Updated July 18, 2013:  A man convicted in 2011 of molesting a five year old in Joplin has been found dead in his cell.

Jose Benitez, 67, was an inmate at the Jefferson City Correction Center serving a 25 year sentence for first degree statutory sodomy.  On Tuesday authorities found him dead in his cell.

Authorities are investigating.  An autopsy has been scheduled.

 

Reported December 1, 2011:  A jury finds a California man guilty of molesting a five year old child in Joplin in March 2010.

Jose Benitez, 66, is convicted of first degree statutory sodomy.

Sentencing is set for January where the defendant faces a minimum of 10 years in prison.

Benitez also faces similar charges in California.

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