Meet Benjamin Watson of Auburn! We originally brought this story on him to you back on our old FaceBook page, after some discussion it was decided we must bring you it again so the community is aware.
Sadly yes Benjamin Watson is in the National Guard…. And a registered sex offender! A spokesman from the Illinois National Guard stated there is a pending investigation into his conviction on child sex charges.
|Name:||BENJAMIN EL WATSON|
|Date of Birth:||11/20/1990|
|Height:||5 ft. 08 in.||Weight:||170 lbs.||Sex:||M||Race:||W|
|Address:||216 E WASHINGTON|
|AUBURN , IL 62615|
|Victim was 16 years of age|
|Offender was 22 at the time of the offense|
|County of Conviction:||Macon|
So what’s the story behind his arrest? According to police reports Watson was messaging a 16 year old girl from Decatur who he met on a Internet Dating Website. He allegedly sent her a video of himself performing a sexual act. When confronted by Detectives on the situation Watson agreed to a forensic search of his phone, and they found child pornographic images on his phone that was also on the teens from Decatur. They state that the Teen and Watson had met in person on at least one occasion. On 06/26/2015 Mr. Watson Plead guilty to 48 Months of Sex Offender Probation.
After posting this story on our old FaceBook page this victim came forward and told us this… We were at a lost of weird what to do or say.
Here is the current problem though, he lives now in Auburn still and is a registered sexual preadator. We still to this date are receving emails that he is hanging around the park in Auburn and prowling to pick up young women in person and on the internet. This has to stop! If you see Mr. Watson around young women or you know anything that needs reports don’t hold it back REPRORT IT!