A Union County man was sentenced to at least 50 years in prison for sexually assaulting a pre-school age child over two years ago, the sheriff’s office said Friday.
Bobby Dewayne Helms, 30, of Monroe was sentenced after a jury found him guilty of two counts each of first-degree statutory sex offense with a child under 13 and indecent Liberties with a child, the sheriff’s office said.
Helms must register as a sex offender for 30 years after his release from prison, until age 110.
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Sheriff Eddie Cathey credited the lead investigator, sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Matt Price, and assistant district attorney Mary Beth Usher for their work on the case.