Naples man facing sex assault, child porn charges

NAPLES, Fla. — A 35-year-old Naples man is facing sexual assault and child pornography charges after allegedly engaging in sexual acts with a 16-year-old girl he met online.

Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies took Benjamin Sovacool into custody Thursday after investigating an incident that took place about a week and a half ago. Authorities were tipped off when they received a call about a suspicious vehicle parked at the girl’s residence.

Sovacool allegedly left through a back door when a deputy showed up at the residence while he and the girl were showering together, according to an arrest report. She told him via text that she would be home alone for several hours, at which point Sovacool allegedly went to her residence and talked her into letting him in, the report said.

He first had contact with the girl on the chat website Omegle and received nude photos of the girl upon request, authorities said. Sovacool is out of jail on $60,000 bond, according to Collier County records.

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