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Bugger, Lee Henkis sentenced to 8 years Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 December 2012 00:00

Lee HenkisOn November 21st, 43-year-old, Lee Henkis was convicted of sodomizing a 9-year-old primary school boy and on Friday, November 30th, he was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

Henkis appeared before Justice Troadio Gonzalez where Henkis was not ashamed to admit to the court that he had been convicted before for molesting two other boys before.

 Lee Henkis was first convicted on May 15th, 2000 for committing an aggravated assault of an indecent nature upon a boy. He was sentence to 9 months imprisonment. Then, within less than 2 years, he picked up a second conviction when he was found guilty of committing an unnatural crime upon another boy. He was then sentenced to 7 years in February 2002.

Despite his record, however, Justice Gonzalez stated that he could not impose the maximum sentence of 10 years on Henkis since the records are old. 

During mitigation, Henkis called a character witness, his childhood friend, Gale Banner, to testify on his behalf. She told the court that she and Henkis grew up together and that she remembers the good of him. She said he was good with his hands as he used to plant and cook. She further told the court that he recently became the father of a 2-week-old baby boy and that she hopes that he will be able to spend time with his son in the near future.

Henkis' sentence is to take effect from November 21st, 2012, when a jury of 9 people found him guilty of committing an unnatural crime upon the boy.

In his week-long trial, the 9-year-old boy had taken the stand and testified “in camera” that, on July 4th, 2010, he was at home watching television. When the movie finished, he went to the home of Henkis, who told him he had a cell phone for him.

The boy said Henkis had promised to give him a phone and when he went to the house, Henkis told him that the phone, which he had for him, was inside his bedroom. It was when he went to the room, that Henkis took off his clothes and also removed his own clothes and sodomized him.

After that, he said Henkis took out a video camera and began to video him. Then he dressed him back and gave him the cell phone he had promised him and according to the boy, he then left and went home.

In his defense, Henkis, who was unrepresented, gave a dock statement. In his unsworn testimony, Henkis claimed that he did take the boy fishing but that he never had sex with him.
He maintained that he was innocent of the allegations made against him by the boy.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 December 2012 13:39