Logan man pleads guilty to forcible sodomy, sentenced

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LOGAN, Utah (ABC4) – A Logan man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to charges of sexually abusing multiple teenagers.

In February, 21-year-old Payden Hendershot was charged with five first-degree felonies and six second-degree felonies for various sexual crimes committed on six teenagers.

Court records show Hendershot entered guilty pleas on two counts of second-degree forcible sodomy and a Class B misdemeanor for selling or furnishing alcohol to minors.

Hendershot has been sentenced to prison for one to 15 years, with the actual date of release up to the Board of Pardons. He was given 126 days credit for time already served, but ordered to concurrent prison sentences.

Recently, a South Jordan man convicted of extorting teenage girls on social media – sometimes called ‘sextortion’ – was sentenced to prison.

In the summer of 2019, Gabe Gilbert, then 19, was taken into custody on nine felony charges after investigators learned he asked a minor to send him naked photos in 2018. When the girl declined and told authorities, investigators discovered 50 potential victims of the same kind of extortion.

In 2019, when authorities went to take Gilbert into custody, they found he was serving a mission with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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