Alford Plea for Des Moines Mom Accused of Tying Up Her Children


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DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines woman accused of tying up her three children has entered an Alford plea to three counts of child endangerment.

That means 38-year-old Jessica Henderson does not admit guilt but recognizes there’s enough evidence to convict her at trial.

Police arrested Henderson in September of 2018 after a family friend visiting the home saw her then 4-year-old, 5-year-old and 9-year-old children tied up.

He took photos of the incident and later told the principal at River Woods Elementary who called police.

Henderson was sentenced to 2 years probation and a $625 fine.

A no contact order between Henderson and the three children is in place until June 2024.


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