Crime & Courts

Man faces more child sex charges as 2 more victims come forward

Sidney Gary Helms
Sidney Gary Helms Union County Sheriff’s Office

A 68-year-old Monroe man faces 30 more felony sex charges involving victims dating to the mid-1970s, the Union County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

Sidney Gary Helms
Sidney Gary Helms Union County Sheriff’s Office

Sidney Gary Helms has been in jail since deputies arrested him on April 24 on more than 20 felony charges involving two victims.

The original charges involved recent allegations of inappropriate contact with a pre-teen and with a victim in the 1980s, according to the sheriff’s office.

The new charges involve two more victims and incidents from the mid-1970s to the 1980s, investigators said. The new charges include first- and second-degree rape, crimes against nature, indecent liberties with a child and second-degree sex offense.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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