Man, 23, facing rape charges; Violent Crimes Unit searching for more victims

Lazerick Deon Benjamin Web

A man is facing sexual assault charges after a victim reported he trapped her in his home and assaulted her after she traveled to his home.

Northport Police responded around 6 p.m. Saturday, and the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit’s Sexual Assault Section assumed the investigation soon after.

Lazerick Deon Benjamin, 23, was charged with one count of first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sodomy.

Benjamin was out on bond in a previous robbery charge, so he was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail with no bond.

Due to the nature of the crime, investigators believe there could be more victims who have not yet come forward. If you have any information, please call the Violent Crimes Unit at 205-464-8690.

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