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Windsor high risk offender back in court facing three sex related charges

Deemed a high risk offender, Eddie Henshaw will be released from Dorchester Penitentiary on May 23, 2018.
Deemed a high risk offender, Eddie Henshaw was released from Dorchester Penitentiary on May 23, 2018. - Contributed

WINDSOR, N.S. - A man who served three years in jail for sexual assault is back before the courts.

Eddie Matthew Henshaw, 45, is facing three new sexual related charges against one victim, Crown attorney Bill Fergusson confirmed following Henshaw’s court appearance.

The accused appeared at the Hants County Courthouse in custody on Jan. 25.

Henshaw has been remanded into custody while he awaits a bail hearing on Jan. 28.

A publication ban is in effect regarding the victim in this case.

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In May 2018, the RCMP notified Windsor area residents that Henshaw, a high risk offender, would be relocating to the community after serving a three-year sentence, less four months served on remand, for two counts of sexual assault involving underage girls. He was released from Dorchester Penitentiary in mid-May.

RCMP also said that Henshaw has a criminal record dating back to 1993 that includes convictions for assault causing bodily harm, assault and sexual assault.

As part of his release conditions, Henshaw was to have no contact with children under the age of 16 or be within 100 metres from public parks, schools or anywhere children might be present.

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