published Monday, August 11th, 2014

Ex-Moccasin Bend Mental Health technician arrested after allegedly having sex with patient

A former Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute technician has been arrested and charged with sexual battery by an authority figure after a female patient told police she had sex with him.

Marcus Dewayne Benford, 38, turned himself in to Chattanooga police on Saturday night after a grand jury returned an indictment. He is being held on a $25,000 bond.

The patient said the pair had sex on April 21, 2013, and she reported the assault to police the next day.

The grand jury in the 11th Judicial District in Hamilton County returned the indictment on July 31, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

about Staff Report...

Get breaking news from the Times Free Press on Twitter at www.twitter.com/timesfreepress or by visiting us on Facebook or Twitter at the right:

Other National Articles

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

advertisement
advertisement

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.