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“Spiritual advisor” accused of helping Jacob Clare before kidnapping

GALLATIN, Tennessee (WKRN) – A Wilson County woman has been arrested in connection with the Jacob Clare case, which sparked a nationwide search for 3-year-old Gallatin boy, Noah Clare, who went missing for almost two weeks.

Gallatin Police reported that Marisa Henson, 37, of Wilson County, was arrested on Tuesday.

Marisa Henson (Courtesy: Gallatin Police Department)

Jacob Clare is accused of kidnapping his 3-year-old son and 16-year-old niece, taking them to California.

Investigators told News 2 that Henson had prior knowledge of the alleged kidnapping and helped Jacob Clare plan the alleged crime, including helping him obtain the vehicle that was eventually spotted in California.

Gallatin Police reported that Henson illegally assisted Jacob Clare in the kidnapping of Noah Clare and his cousin. Henson was aware of Clare’s plan and at no time attempted to stop the plan or alert authorities, according to Gallatin police.

When asked about Clare and Henson’s relationship, investigators told News 2 that she was his spiritual advisor.

Henson is charged with felony criminal liability, which is a Class B felony. She is currently being held on $ 125,000 bond.


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