Racine police say a 45-year-old man is facing up to 40 years in jail after filming him sexually assaulting a mentally handicapped woman and admitting to police he has an addiction to pornography.

Benson Jackson, of Racine, was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of second degree sexual assault. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison and/or up to $100,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, police were called Sunday by a woman who said she found a cell phone in the snow outside her building. When she turned it on to try and find the owner, she found videos featuring a man she knows – later identified as Jackson – sexually assaulting a young woman the witness said is her mentally handicapped neighbor.

Investigators say there were two videos on the phone in which Jackson is heard speaking to her and seen touching her inappropriately. The young woman suffers from “significant cognitive delays” and functions at the level of a first grader while she was a high school senior in 2013. Officers identified both Jackson and the young woman because of past contact in 2015.

Online court records do not list any cases from 2015 tied to Jackson.

He was taken into custody when police executed a search warrant at his home, the complaint reads. During the search, officers found numerous pornographic DVDs, VHS tapes, a video camera and additional tapes in Jackson’s closet.

During questioning, police say Jackson admitted the young woman is related to him and that he is the man in the video with her. He denied doing “anything dirty” but then admitted his girlfriend recently left him and that he’s lonely and may have an addiction to pornography. Jackson broke down and said if he’s in trouble, he understands.

Jackson remains in the Racine County Jail on a $50,000 cash bond. He will next be in court March 9 for his preliminary hearing.

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