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Ex-keyboardist for Brian Wilson sentenced on rape charge

Ex-keyboardist for Brian Wilson sentenced on rape charge
Posted at 11:37 AM, Jun 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-15 12:37:20-04

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) -- A former keyboardist for Brian Wilson's band has been sentenced to five years in prison after a jury convicted him of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman after playing a show at an Oklahoma casino.

Scott Montgomery Bennett, who is 51, was convicted in April of rape by instrumentation and sexual battery for the December 2014 incident at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Tulsa. On Tuesday, Bennett was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender.

Surveillance video played at trial shows Bennett pulling down the woman's pants in a hotel hallway and engaging in sexual contact.

Bennett's attorney, Shannon McMurray, described the incident as "one drunk person running into another drunk person" and immediately filed a notice of appeal.