Lee County sheriff’s deputies charged a Sanford man with rape on Saturday after an incident at his home.
Benjamin Scott Allen, 41, of 94 Beeson Circle in Sanford faces charges of first degree forcible rape and was placed in the Lee County Jail under $100,000 secured bond.
According to the sheriff’s office, the victim, a 26-year-old woman, accompanied Allen to his home from a Jonesboro area bar with several other people either late Friday night or early Saturday morning. The alleged rape occurred sometime between 2 and 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, deputies said.
Why did she accompany him to his home? A woman has no business going to a man’s home that she doesn’t know after they leave a bar. Women have to be smarter than this.
Sooo…..it’s her fault because she went to his house? Maybe she couldn’t drive because she was too drunk and chose what should have been a safer option…but you’d be just as likely to say she deserved it because she was drunk so, that can’t be it.
Maybe he was someone she trusted or maybe, just maybe, the guy was a dick and regardless of her reasoning as to why she went to his house, he raped her. The victim isn’t the one to blame…the attacker is.
James, aren’t you a FIRM CHRISTIAN? That’s what your Facebook page says atleast. I wonder what the Lord thinks of you judging anyone at all, let alone a woman who needs nothing but love and support right now after enduring what she has. The better question is WHY DID HE HAVE TO FORCIBLY RAPE HER? WHY COULDN’T HE BE SMARTER AND NOT COMMIT SUCH A HANOUS ACT? I love how the “dedicated” Christian man is the one to judge the victim rather then pray for her. You’re not christian, you’re full of shit.
James, this is an ignorant comment. It clearly says she went with a group and even if she went alone it gives no one the right to assault her. Why blame the victim. I despise comments like this. You should be smarter than that.
It does not matter what the situation was. The main thing is she said no to his sexual advances and he forced her, that is the main definition or meaning of rape. Whether they knew eachother is irrelevant. Hopefully the real truth will come out and if so justice will be served. But we are missing the key point this ladies life has been changed forever so we need to focus on her healing and pray for both parties involved and stop judging. We are better than that Lee County.
Everyone shut the hell up. I don’t think he meant it was her fault. Being raped is never the victims fault. However if she didn’t know him prior to the bar, then she’s a dummy.
No means NO!
This idiot James choosing to blame everyone without knowing what or caring whom he hurts which is always the victim…he is a idiot who never thinks or cares that his family…if he has one. Could someday be goin through the same thing… let’s see who he blames then…
James I think it’s funny how you blame the woman 🙄. You are a complete idiot. NO means NO!!!
Maybe everyone is jumping to conclusions. Yes is it possible he did it of course is it possible that she is just ashamed of what she did and is crying rape, that’s a possibility but until all the facts come out no one know.
False rape accusations are *INCREDIBLY* rare. It’s much, much, much more likely that she was raped.
False claims are actually not rare..