Two Midland Teens Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Two Midland teens have been arrested after two separate incidents over the weekend.

The first teen, 18 year old Richard Benavides was arrested after police say Benavides had a sexual relationship with a 13 year old girl.

He remains in the Midland County jail on a $50,000 bond.

If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison.

The second teen, 19-year-old Tyler Standard, was also arrested over the weekend after police say he was having sex with his 13-year-old girlfriend since August.

He's facing felony charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child.    

If convicted, Standard also faces 20 years in prison.