Attorney General Balderas Files Criminal Charges Against Serial Child Predator

For Immediate Release:
January 22, 2021
Contact: Matt Baca — (505) 270-7148

Santa Fe, NM—Attorney General Hector Balderas announced today that his office has
filed charges in the Second Judicial District against James Brandon Henz, alleging that
he repeatedly sexually assaulted seven young victims over a period of a few
years. Henz was arrested on these charges last week and is being held pending a
preliminary hearing. The Attorney General’s Office has also filed a motion to keep Henz
in jail pending trial, alleging that he is a danger to the community if released.
“My office is committed to holding child predators accountable and will continue to
protect children who experience this horrific abuse,” said Attorney General Balderas.
“Our community cannot tolerate those who prey on our children.”
Henz is charged with 54 crimes against the seven victims which carry a total possible
sentence of over 500 years.