The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Richard Sullivan Benavente, a CNMI firefighter who allegedly took video of him having sex with two minor girls.
The FBI also arrested Annette Nakatsukasa Basa who allegedly offered Benavente the two young girls in exchange for “ice” and money.
The FBI served the arrest warrant on Benavente and Basa on Thursday. The defendants were taken to U.S. District Court for the NMI on Friday. Chief Judge Ramona V.Manglona unsealed the case and ordered the defendants to be detained pending future proceedings.
Benavente, 43, was arrested for sexual exploitation of children, while Basa was arrested for sex trafficking of children.
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