was a Mormon church member in Logan, Utah; accused of sexual abuse; convicted in 2019 of sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl; sentenced to seven months in jail; arrested in 2023 and found competent to stand trial on charges of plotting to rape and murder a Logan, Utah woman

Daniel Henshaw Case Summary

Daniel Henshaw attended the University of Utah. He served an LDS mission to Brazil and was married in a Mormon temple.

In 2019, Henshaw was convicted of sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl. He was later sentenced to seven months in jail.

In 2023, Henshaw was found competent to stand trial on charges of plotting to rape and murder a Logan, Utah woman.

Sources
  1. Logan man charged with child sex abuse
    view source details | 19 Oct 2018 | HJ News
  2. Logan man to serve 209 days in jail for child sex abuse
    view source details | 14 May 2019 | HJ News
  3. Daniel Henshaw
    view source details | 4 Mar 2023 | Offender Radar
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  • Logan man charged with child sex abuse
    Source type: News article
    Publisher: HJ News
    Date published/accessed: 19 Oct 2018
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    LOGAN — A 28-year-old Logan man has been ordered to jail for sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl last summer. Daniel Henshaw kept his head down as deputies took him into custody to begin his sentence.

    Henshaw appeared in 1st District Court Monday morning. He previously pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a child, a second-degree felony.

    Henshaw expressed remorse, explaining that he wanted everyone to know how deeply and truly sorry he was. He said, “I broke the sacred trust of my family.”

    Police report that after Henshaw molested the girl in June 2018, he became disturbed by his actions and went to see a therapist. The counselor informed him that he was required by law to report the incident. He encouraged the defendant to call police himself, which he did.

    During Monday’s sentencing, defense attorney Shannon Demler said his client did something terribly wrong but has tried to do everything to fix the situation. He explained that Henshaw was continuing to work with counselors and religious leaders to overcome his sex addictions.

    Judge Thomas Willmore expressed disgust with the case and said he was disappointed that prosecutors allowed Henshaw to work out a plea deal for a lesser charge. He explained that cases like this, where the defendant was a person of trust to the victim, deserved a prison sentence.

    Speaking to Henshaw, Willmore said, “If you are such a religious man, there should have been something screaming at you that this wasn’t right.” He ordered him to serve 210-days in jail and then be placed on probation for at least three-years.

    Henshaw was given work release and credit for the one-day he previously served behind bars. He will also have to register as a sex-offender for the rest of his life."

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    Logan man to serve 209 days in jail for child sex abuse
    Source type: News article
    Publisher: HJ News
    Date published/accessed: 14 May 2019
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    LOGAN, Utah — A 28-year-old Logan man who reportedly confessed to sexually abusing a small child last summer was ordered to serve 209 days in the Cache County Jail, although Judge Thomas Willmore said he didn’t agree with the sentencing recommendation he was provided.

    “If you are such a religious man, there should have been something screaming at you that something wasn’t right; you can’t hide behind your religion,” Willmore said. “I disagree with the recommendation from Adult Probation and Parole, and I disagree with what the state has done — this is a prison case.”

    Daniel Henshaw pleaded guilty in March to sexual abuse of a child — reduced from a first-degree felony to a second-degree felony, which carried a potential punishment of one to 15 years in prison.

    According to a probable cause statement filed in court by police, Daniel Henshaw used a small child for his own sexual gratification on more than one occasion.

    Henshaw allegedly reported the sexual abuse to another adult, who encouraged him to go to his religious leaders, who referred him for counseling. The therapist encouraged Henshaw to contact police, which he did.

    “Daniel did something terribly wrong, but he has taken every step possible to try to correct this situation,” said defense attorney Shannon Demler. “He feels terrible remorse for what happened … he has done all he can to show the court he has changed and won’t be a problem in the future.”

    Henshaw has reportedly completed a pyschosexual evaluation, which classifies him as a low risk if he receives treatment and he still participates in group and individual counseling. He has completed every task set for him by multiple agencies.

    Adult Probation and Parole recommended 105 days in jail, and Demler asked if Henshaw could serve part of his sentence in home confinement. However, due to the seriousness of the case, Willmore sentenced the man to 210 days, with credit for one day previously served.

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    Daniel Henshaw
    Source type: News article
    Publisher: Offender Radar
    Date published/accessed: 4 Mar 2023
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