Man accused of wanting to eat child released on bond

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man accused of wanting to enslave and eat a child has been released from jail on bond.

Justin Teeter Bensing of Myrtle Beach was released from jail after posting a $20,000 bond.

Bensing, 36, was arrested in Greenville County in early February on charges of criminal solicitation of a minor. He was one of more than 40 people facing charges after an investigation into child sex trafficking.

Bensing is accused of soliciting an undercover officer he thought was a child. Bensing asked if she was “ready to be a full-time baby maker and sex slave.”

Sheriff Will Lewis said that Bensing wanted to “physically cannibalize” a child and to engage in sex acts with animals. “Depravity doesn’t even begin to describe this,” the sheriff said.