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Bluffton man gets 15 year sentence for sexually assaulting child

Benjamin Cervantes Hernandez was sentenced to fifteen years in prison. Benjamin Cervantes Hernandez was sentenced to fifteen years in prison.
BLUFFTON, SC (WCSC) -

A Bluffton man who sexually assaulted a child was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday.

Benjamin Cervantes Hernandez, 36, was found guilty by a jury of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. 

They deliberated for a little over three hours at the Beaufort County Courthouse.

The incident occurred in the summer of 2015 at a home in Bluffton.

“This was a very difficult process for the victim and her family,  they considered the defendant a family member, and he destroyed their trust.” said Assistant Solicitor Julie Kate Keeny.

As part of Hernandez’s sentence, he must also register as a sex offender.

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