Texas Republican City Council Candidate Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Texas Republican City Council Candidate Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Brad Benson, a Texas Republican running for city council in Granbury, was arrested one day before the election on charges of possession of child sexual abuse material. The arrest took place after police raided Benson’s home on Monday, following an anonymous tip received by the Hood County News. Benson, a longtime volunteer at the Granbury Fire Department and a Republican-endorsed candidate, is facing two felony counts of child pornography possession.

According to inmate records, Benson’s bond has been set at a total of $200,000. In response to the arrest, the Republican Party of Hood County released multiple statements on social media, withdrawing their support for Benson. They expressed their condemnation of the alleged offenses and emphasized that such acts are contrary to the conservative, family values that the party stands for.

Other Republican candidates in Granbury also expressed their shock and disapproval of the allegations. Alex Wolf, who is running for a separate spot on the city council, stated that he was “repulsed” by the news and called for prayers for the potential victims. Rhonda Williams, a candidate for the Granbury school board, expressed her deep concern and anger, stating that the allegations made her feel sick.

Further details about the arrest and the specific allegations have not been made available at this time. The investigation is ongoing.


Author: CrimeDoor

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