Former foster parent charged with sexually abusing child; police expect more victims


A Scott County man who was previously convicted of sexually abusing four foster children was charged this week with criminal sexual conduct after another girl accused the man of assaulting her while she was a child, KSTP reports.

Daniel Alvin Hennen, 59, saw 60-70 foster children placed in his home near Jordan between 1985 and 2002, the Scott County Sheriff's Office says in a news release. WCCO says Hennen operated the licensed foster care home with his wife.

In 2003, Hennen was charged with sexually assaulting four girls who were in his care during that time.

He pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal and was sentenced to up to eight years in prison, plus decades of probation, the Shakopee Valley News reports.

This October, another woman came forward, the sheriff's office says, and claimed she had been assaulted by Hennen when she was under his care 20 years ago. The Star Tribune reports she was 7 years old at the time of the purported attack.

Hennen has been charged with six counts of criminal sexual conduct by the Scott County Attorney's Office.

Authorities however have "since discovered that there may be additional victims," and are asking anyone with information – including those who can help identify those victims, or other children who had contact with Hennen – to contact Detective Cade of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at 952-496-8755.

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