Logan man arrested and charged with enticing teenage girl

Booking photo for Rajan P. Hennick (Courtesy: Cache County Jail).

LOGAN — A 33-year-old Logan man has been arrested and charged with seducing a teenage girl to have sex with him. Rajan P. Hennick was booked last Thursday into the Cache County Jail.

Hennick was arraigned in 1st District Court Monday afternoon, appearing by video from jail. He was charged with enticing a minor, a second-degree felony; unlawful sexual conduct with a teenager and dealing in materials harmful to a minor, both third-degree felonies; and indecent liberties with a minor, a class A misdemeanor.

According to a police report, a woman called officers in July after finding a package that had been given to her 17-year-old daughter from Hennick, who is a co-worker. It contained lingerie and an adult novelty item. The label showed it had been shipped to the suspect’s Logan apartment.

Police began investigating and obtained a warrant to search the victim’s phone. They found messages between the girl and Hennick discussing the package and her wearing the lingerie. They also located messages between the victim and another co-worker, discussing how the suspect groped and molested her while the two were at a local movie theater.

Later in August, police learned that Hennick had given the victim another cell phone so that the two could communicate together secretly. The phone didn’t have any inappropriate messages on it that could be found.

When police interviewed the victim, she admitted that she had exchanged nude photos with Hennick. She also acknowledged that she didn’t know exactly how old the suspect was, but believed he knew that she was a juvenile.

Officers used the new phone to text Hennick, posing as the victim. He replied back about the incident at the movie theater and described other sex acts he wanted to do to the girl. He later agreed to meet her outside their workplace, where police were waiting to take him into custody.

Hennick told police he knew the girl was underage. He also confessed to touching her inappropriately at the movie theater and sending her a nude photograph of himself.

Hennick is being held in jail on $20,000 bail. He could face up to five-years in prison if convicted.

During Monday’s court appearance, Judge Kevin Allen told Hennick to have no contact with the alleged victim or her family if he is able to post bail and be released on pre-trial supervision. He also ordered him to appear again in court August 26.


will@cvradio.com

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