LOGAN — A 28-year-old Logan man has confessed to sexually abusing a small child. Daniel S. Henshaw accepted a plea agreement and will now wait to be sentenced.
Henshaw appeared in 1st District Court Monday morning for a pre-trial conference. He pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a child, amended to a second-degree felony. As part of the plea deal, a second charge against him was dropped by prosecutors.
Cache County deputy attorney Jacob Gordon said that in June Henshaw molested a three-year-old girl. The defendant knew the victim and was considered to be a person of trust to them.
Police report that after the crime occurred, Henshaw was disturbed by his actions and went to see a therapist. The councilor informed him that he was required by law to report the incident. He encouraged the defendant to call police himself, which he did.
When officers interviewed Henshaw, he admitted to everything he reported to the therapist. He was arrested and booked into the Cache County Jail.
Henshaw spoke only briefly during Monday’s court appearance, telling Judge Thomas Willmore that he was pleading guilty to the charge. He acknowledged his actions, telling the court that what he did was unfortunate.
Judge Willmore ordered a pre-sentence report to be completed by probation officers about Henshaw’s criminal background. He also scheduled sentencing for May 13.
Henshaw is currently out of jail after posting $40,000 bond. He could face up to 15-years in prison.