The Deputy with the Sheridan County Sheriff Department who was arrested this summer for child abuse has pleaded guilty one of the two charges he faced.
40-year-old Chris Henry has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of Intentional Child Abuse resulting in no injury. In exchange for his guilty plea, a charge of Strangulation was dismissed.
Court documents say during the July incident, Henry “knowingly or intentionally caused or permitted a minor child to be cruelly punished.” There was no affidavit filed in this case detailing the circumstances of the investigation.
Special Prosecutor Doug Warner says a presentence investigation report has been ordered. Once completed, Henry will be sentenced on the Class 3A Felony by District Judge Travis O’Gorman in Box Butte County.