News4Jax crime and safety analyst Gil Smith said it’s important for parents to have an open dialogue with their children, so if anything suspicious happens to them, they feel comfortable talking to their parents about it.
Henry is being held on $300,000 bond.
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Nassau County, FL – Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper says Michael Henry didn’t put up a struggle when he was arrested Wednesday for molesting four young victims.
Deputies learned from interviews with the child that Henry inappropriately touched her more than 10 times between August and November of 2012.
Deputies say she was 8 or 9 years old when the alleged molestation took place.
Leeper says she wasn’t the only victim.
“Through other investigations we determined there were other children it happened to as well,” he said.
He says none of the victims knew each other.
He also believes there could be more victims.
“They’re looking at other incidents that we may be able to prove and more charges will be filed, but right now we just don’t know,” he said.
Action News Jax went to Henry’s home Thursday to see if anyone would talk about his arrest. A woman came to the door claiming to be his mother.
Off camera, she told Action News Jax that her son was falsely accused.
Henry was living with the girl and her mother in Yulee. Deputies say the girl was younger than 10 at the time.
During the investigation, deputies made contact with three additional juvenile victims. They did not know each other and never have spoken to each other. The children gave detailed history of Henry’s actions that are consistent with the 2012 case.
There is a possibility of another charge coming soon, according to the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.
Stay tuned for more information to this case.