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Man Sentenced To Prison For Sexual Assault Of Teenagers

A man who pleaded guilty in a sexual assault case last month was sentenced to 1-15 years in the Utah State Prison on Monday.Payden Hendershot, 21, appeared for sentencing in 1st District Court via video conference call from the Cache County Jail. He pleaded guilty on May 10 to two counts of second-degree forcible sodomy and class-B selling, offering or furnishing alcoholic product to a minor.


Prior to sentencing, defense attorney Joseph Saxton asked for a more lenient sentence so Hendershot could receive treatment. Saxton told the court Hendershot’s behavior stemmed from substance use and underlying trauma. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.