Livingston County authorities arrest child sex offender who failed to register change of address in Chillicothe

Charles Spencer Henson

An investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office of a possible registration violation on a child sex offender has resulted in the arrest of a man on alleged felony violation for failing to register as a sex offender.

Sheriff Steve Cox reports 30-year-old Charles Spencer Henson was also arrested on two outstanding Trenton municipal arrest warrants for alleged failure to appear in court on stealing and failure to appear on a traffic offense.

Henson was incarcerated at the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail and later charged in Livingston County Associate Court with alleged felony sex offender registration violation. Cox says Henson has been released on bond. Online court information indicates bond was initially set at $5,000 cash only and Supervision Services but was amended to $10,000 cash only, 10% allowed, GPS, and Supervision Services. He is next scheduled for the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court on April 22nd.

Cox reports Henson had most recently been registered in another county and observed in Livingston County. The information led the sheriff’s office to the 700 block of Clay Street in Chillicothe. Additional information alleged Henson had been living there since near the end of February, was living in a prohibited location, and had not registered to indicate a change of address.

Cox notes Henson is required to register due to a 2012 felony conviction of second degree statutory rape in Livingston County. He was convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in Livingston County in January 2015. He was also convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in Carroll County in January 2020, received a four year suspended sentence, and was placed on probation for five years.