Graphic Sex Video Shown During Trial Causes Juror To Faint

A juror fainted Tuesday moments after watching a graphic sex video shown during the trial of a former San Antonio attorney accused of having sex with clients in exchange for legal services.

The first day of the trial of Mark Benavides – who is also charged with continuous trafficking of persons – started with a woman testifying Benavides forced her to have anal sex with him, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

Benavides had sex with the 29-year-old woman and recorded the encounter, according to the Express-News. The woman sat with her hands over her face and sobbed as the video played.

“Mark, it hurts! You’re hurting me…Don’t be so rough,” the woman said in the recorded video played for jurors. Benavides could reportedly be heard yelling at the woman to “come back here.”

The graphic nature of the video and the jurors’ reaction forced District Judge Dick Alcala to give jurors a break, according to the newspaper. As the jurors exited the courtroom, one woman fainted and was later replaced by an alternate.

Earlier today, the jury was viewing tapes showimg sex acts between Benavides and an alleged victim.
About 3 minutes into the video Judge Dick Alcala stopped …read more      

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