CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

Local

Suspect In String Of Lake Highlands Sexual Assaults Pleads Guilty

View Comments
Cesar Benitez (credit: Dallas County Sheriff's Department)

Cesar Benitez (credit: Dallas County Sheriff’s Department)

LP Phillips, KRLD L.P. Phillips
  L.P. Phillips is an Edward R. Murrow Award winning investigative...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

kluvs super 70s weekend voting 1979 dl Suspect In String Of Lake Highlands Sexual Assaults Pleads GuiltyPick The Best Song From 1979

115245513 8 Suspect In String Of Lake Highlands Sexual Assaults Pleads GuiltyCrush Of The Day: Mila Kunis

80219448 Suspect In String Of Lake Highlands Sexual Assaults Pleads GuiltyViral Video: Hilarious Southwest Safety Announcement

155742164 Suspect In String Of Lake Highlands Sexual Assaults Pleads GuiltyPick Your Favorite Victoria Secret Model

Featured Items

Fantasy_tileHottest Olympians

pet_tileYour Pet Photos

weather_tileSend Us Your Weather Photos

DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Just as his trial is about to begin, a man suspected in the sexual assaults of several Lake Highlands area women pleads guilty.

30-year old Cesar Benitez is accused in three sexual assaults that happened in the Lake Highlands area last year. He was arrested in April and Dallas Police say his DNA matched the attacker.

The first assault happened in February of 2013 – the other two in March 2013. Benitez was arrested in April.

He was to stand trial today but changed his mind as jury selection began.

Chuck Curtis lives in the Lake Highlands neighborhood and he says the whole area was terrorized.

“The area (neighborhood) was generally very happy – and it was like throwing a switch, all of a sudden everything clamped down.” said Curtis.

Judge Ernest White will sentence Benitez at a later date.

Before he was picked up, police say Benitez was caught peering into the stalls of women’s rest rooms several times.

Prosecutors intend to bring that up if they get a conviction.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents also have their eye on the case. They claim Benitez is in the country illegally.

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending:

View Comments