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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Schlitterbahn co-owner Jeff Henry’s bond has been revoked in Wyandotte County, Kansas.
Henry — who is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 10-year-old at the Kansas City, Kansas, water park in 2016 — had been free on a $500,000 bond.
But a judge revoked that bond Wednesday, after Henry was charged with several drug-related crimes and hiring a prostitute in Johnson County, Kansas.
Prosecutors for the state of Kansas requested a $2 million bond.
READ: [WARNING: Graphic language] Prosecutor’s motion to revoke bond
Instead, Henry will remain jailed for now on a $1 million bond.
But a Wyandotte County judge did accept a host of new bond conditions, which were recommended by the state and placed strict limitations on Henry’s involvement with various business interests.
Among the new conditions, Henry is barred from setting foot on the Schlitterbahn property in KCK.
Court documents claim Henry took his longtime girlfriend there after business hours.
Details of Henry’s latest arrest for drug possession and hiring a prostitute emerged during the revocation hearing inside a Wyandotte County courtroom Wednesday and in court documents.Henry was charged in Johnson County, Kansas, with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamines, possession of drug paraphernalia, knowingly hiring a person selling sexual relations and illegal possession of prescription drugs.
According to court documents, Henry was arrested by Merriam, Kansas, police July 13 at the Drury Inn with 61.3 grams of meth, 18 hypodermic needles, and 16 Xanax.Court records claim Henry agreed to pay a human trafficker $400 for the services of a prostitute.
The records say he paid $240 in cash, and made up the difference with 10 all-day passes to Schlitterbahn.
In court documents, Kansas Assistant Attorney General Adam Zentner argues, "Henry was willing to grant an alleged human trafficker free access to a water park that attracts families with children, and especially teenaged girls. Jeff Henry's practices made it easier for a potential human trafficker to gain access to the young women attending and working at Schlitterbahn."The documents say Henry told his longtime girlfriend the prostitute was traveling with him as his sex slave.
In exchange, she would receive a $50,000 to $100,000 condo as part of the agreement as long as she did whatever Henry wanted.
The human trafficking victim told police she injected Henry and his girlfriend's necks with meth at Henry's request.
The 41 Action News Investigators asked Henry's Texas-based attorney Ron Barroso if Henry has a drug problem both in April and on Wednesday and received two different answers.
"He's got two marijuana convictions, two misdemeanor marijuana convictions, one that happened 12 years ago and another one that happened about 20 years ago, that's it. So no, he does not have a marijuana problem," Barroso said in April.
"I don't know, I don't want to talk about that in view of these other charges that have surfaced. If he does, it's related to his depression," Barroso said Wednesday.
Henry, who is scheduled to appear in Johnson County court Nov. 7 for another hearing in the drug/prostitution case, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Caleb Schwab.
Schwab, the son of Kansas Rep. and current Republican Secretary of State candidate Scott Schwab (R-Olathe), died on Verruckt, which was touted as the world’s tallest waterslide, in August 2016.
More information on Verruckt: The tragedy, Schwab's death and subsequent legal actions
Schlitterbahn and the Schwab family reached a multi-million settlement in January 2017.