Convicted for an unlawful sexual relationship with a minor, Troy Hensley, 38, who had, in addition to his coaching duties, mingled with young people as a supervisor at a popular Dixon eatery, was sentenced on February 26 to four years of felony probation and a year in the county jail.
Hensley pleaded no contest to one felony count of digital penetration and two felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. His trial and sentencing took place in Yolo county because Hensley was arrested in Davis.
Prior to sentencing in Yolo Superior Judge David Rosenberg’s courtroom, victims delivered impact statements. In addition to the minor, who was later identified as now 19-year-old Katie Jacobs, her mother, father, and stepfather rose to tell their stories while holding back tears, according to a Woodland Daily Democrat account. Jacobs gave an interview to CBS Sacramento regarding the ordeal.
Hensley began the relationship with Jacobs in September 2011. Hensley was, at the time, both a coach and supervisor at Bud’s Pub and Grill in downtown Dixon, according to the Woodland Daily Democrat. At that time, Jacobs was 17. In her victim impact statement, she said Hensley made threats that he would kill her, her family, and his family if she told anyone about the relationship.
“I felt completely trapped, there was no way out of this relationship,” Jacobs said in court. “He took my innocence away.”
Hensley’s wife stated in court that Hensley is “a very good father; he is involved in everything they do.”
After all concerned had their say, Judge David Rosenberg announced the sentence saying, “This is not a simple case. This is not a simple sentence.” Along with serving his probation and jail time, Hensley is prohibited from contacting the victim or her family. Also, he will not be allowed to coach during his probation. He will have to pay an as yet unspecified amount of restitution to Jacobs and her family.
CBS Sacramento: Former Dixon High Student Opens Up About Relationship With Coach