|Court Case Update|
Count I-10 counts of statutory rape-second degree
Count II- rape or attempted rape
Count III-Enticement or attempted enticement of a child
3/5/18-Court enters Plea, Finding of Guilt, Sentence and Judgment. Defendant enters plea of guilty to Counts II and III; State dismisses Counts I, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI and XII. Count I: Defendant sentenced to 4 years in MO Dept of Corrections; Count II: Defendant sentenced to 4 years in MO Dept of Corrections; Sentence on Count II to be served consecutive to sentence on Count I
The charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation that started in April after a 14-year-old juvenile disclosed information of a sexual relationship with Helm, a registered sex offender, that was ongoing for approximately six-months. The relationship started after Helm pursued the juvenile on the internet. At one point Helm forcibly raped the juvenile at a residence in St. Clair County. During the investigation it was discovered sex crimes also occurred in Henry County. Following Helm’s arrest search warrants were served in at his residence in Kirkwood and evidence was seized. Additional charges are pending on Helm in other jurisdictions. Bond is set at $250,000 cash only.
|St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Updates Aug. 14-18, 2017|
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