Benson Man Charged With Statutory Rape

A yearlong investigation by detectives with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of a Benson man on statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child charges.

In August 2018, the victim reported she was sexually assaulted by the suspect when she was between the ages of 14 and 15.  The offenses allegedly occurred around 2014.

Jimmy Kirkland Griffin, 73, of Lazy Branch Drive, Benson was arrested August 2, 2019 and charged with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of statutory rape/sex offense.

Griffin was placed in the Johnston County Jail under a $350,000 secured bond.