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Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teenagers Arrested, Arraigned In 1st District Court

A man who police say sexually assaulted six teenage minors was arraigned in 1st District Court on Tuesday.Payden Hunter Hendershot, 21, has been charged with two counts of first-degree object rape, two counts of first-degree forcible sodomy, third-degree distribution of controlled substances and class-A furnishing alcoholic product to a minor.

 

According to an affidavit filed with the court, Cache County Sheriff’s deputies began investigating “numerous” allegations of sex crimes involving Hendershot in the summer of 2020. Deputies wrote that a 17-year-old alleged victim reported being sexually assaulted by Hendershot at a Cache County residence and identified other potential victims. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.

 

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