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Man sentenced for First Degree Attempted Sexual Battery on a Child Lehigh Acres

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Posted at 9:31 PM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 21:31:53-04

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — Patrick Hensel, 43, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on each of two counts of First Degree Attempted Sexual Battery on a Child Less than 12, followed by ten years of sex offender probation.

The crimes were discovered when a child wrote details in a personal journal and lost it. It was found and read and promptly reported. Over several years, Hensel sexually molested two children.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office investigated and determined who the first child was. Further investigation discovered the sexual exploitation of a second child.

The sentences will be served concurrently. Hensel is also designated a Lifetime Sexual Predator.

The plea agreement prevented the child victims from having to testify at trial.