Lengthy jail term for man who treated stepdaughters as 'sexual playthings'

Andrew Mangelsdorf
Updated June 21 2024 - 3:28pm, first published 3:18pm
Wagga man Shaun Andrew Benfield, 40, was jailed for 15 years in Wagga District Court over historic child sex charges against two stepdaughters. File picture
Wagga man Shaun Andrew Benfield, 40, was jailed for 15 years in Wagga District Court over historic child sex charges against two stepdaughters. File picture

A Wagga man who subjected two of his stepdaughters to years of abuse and treated them "as his sexual playthings" over a 14-year period will spend longer than that behind bars.

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Andrew Mangelsdorf

Originally from South Australia, Andrew Mangelsdorf grew up in Victoria before launching his career in Temora, NSW. He also served as a journalist at Lake Cargelligo before making the move to The Daily Advertiser in 2022. Always on the lookout for story ideas, so if you've got one, let me know: andrew.mangelsdorf@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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