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Mesquite Teacher's Aide Accused of Assaulting 11-Year-Old Boy

Police said a Mesquite teacher's aide has confessed to sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy during the last few months.

Mesquite police arrested 26-year-old Jessica-Jewel Corin Benton, a teacher's aid at Tisinger Elementary school in the Mesquite Independent School District Thursday morning.

Officers said Benton assaulted the boy at a private residence last Friday and confessed to many other sexual encounters with him.

Benton could face a charge of aggravated sexual assault, a first degree felony.

Police said the victim does not attend Tisinger Elementary School.

Officers do not believe there are any other victims.

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