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Federal judge sentences Henley to 45 years

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Joshua Henley

Former Holladay resident Joshua Burton Henley, 34, was sentenced to 45 years in federal prison plus 10 years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge S. Thomas Anderson this week. Henley had pled guilty in federal district court to one count of sexual exploitation of a minor in May of 2022.

A former coach and pastor in Holladay, Henley was arrested in Benton County on June 18, 2021, for several charges of sexual assault of minors. When he was arrested, investigators found a cell phone in his possession. Once a search warrant was obtained, sexually explicit images of his victims and a video of him having intercourse with one victim were found on his phone. The victims ranged in age from 12-16 at the time the offenses were completed.

Court documents indicated that Henley admitted he produced child sexual abuse material involving three minors, transported a minor interstate with the intent to engage in sexual activity, sent obscene videos and images to a minor, and possessed and transported child sexual abuse material.

U.S. Attorney Kevin G. Ritz announced Henley’s sentence Monday, March 6. Henley has been in custody since his arrest in June of 2021.

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