Wood County officials seeking suspect in reported rape

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 6:16pm

Longview, TX — Wood County deputies are searching for 43-year-old man in connection with the rape of a Mineola woman.

According to Wood County Lt. Jerry Blaylock, a 62-year-old woman was released from a Wood County hospital Wednesday after she told deputies she was assault and raped by Benjamin "Bennie" George.

Blaylock said it was the third time the woman has reported being assaulted by George.

Wood County sheriff deputies were dispatched to CR 2270, in the Lake Holbrook area of Mineola, about 1 a.m. Wednesday by a neighbor who requested help for the woman who had been assaulted and raped, Blaylock said.

He said George has been jailed twice before for similar offenses, once in Van Zandt County and once in Wood County.

The woman had a protective order issued against the man from both offenses. The terms of his bond release were also violated in the third offense.

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