Man who worked as carnival worker in Greensboro charged with sexual assault


Benny Gray Simmons

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man who worked as a carnival worker in Greensboro faces sexual assault charges that date by to 1993.

Benny Gray Simmons, 64, was arrested by Georgia police on charges including cruelty to children. He allegedly gave police a fake name.

The suspect will now be served outstanding warrants for a sexual assault case that was investigated in Greensboro in the 1990s.

Simmons was arrested by police in Calhoun County, Ga. under a fake name. He worked as a carnival worker in the 1990s and traveled the east coast, police said in a press release.

The suspect was temporarily living in Greensboro with his family in 1993 when the incident occurred.

In Greensboro, he had been wanted on three counts of second-degree rape of a child, three counts of incest and three counts indecent liberties with a minor.

Simmons is also charged with being a fugitive from justice. He is pending extradition to North Carolina.

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