Probation revoked in child sex crime case in Bottineau

BOTTINEAU, N.D. - A man in Bottineau County who was convicted of a 2006 child sex crime is back in custody for violating his probation for a second time, according to court records and the Bottineau County District Court clerk’s office.

A Bottineau district judge revoked 34-year-old Jesse Henes’ probation Wednesday on accusations he removed a probationary tracking device.

Prosecutors had accused Henes of engaging in sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 15 on three separate occasions. In 2008 Henes pleaded guilty to one count of gross sexual imposition and the state agreed to drop two other counts. The judge sentenced him to a 20-year sentence, but suspended all but five years and ordered him to go through sex offender registry and treatment.

Prosecutors say that Henes violated his probation in 2013, to which point the courts re-sentenced him to a suspended sentence and to supervised probation.

Prosecutors say he then violated his probation a second time in 2016 by removing a GPS surveillance device and disappearing.

Henes remains in custody in Bottineau County.