Monroe Man Now Facing Over 50 Felony Sex Crime Charges

MONROE, NC — A 68-year-old man is facing 30 additional felony sex crime charges involving victims dating back to the mid 1970’s.

Deputies say Sidney Helms was arrested on April 24th on more than 20 felony charges involving two victims. Those charges alleged that Helms had inappropriate contact with a pre-teen and another victim back in the 1980’s.

Further investigation by both the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the SBI revealed crimes involving two more victims, according to reports, that began in the 1970’s and lasted into the ’80’s.

The additional charges include a count of First Degree Rape, multiple charges of Second Degree Rape, Crimes against Nature, Indecent Liberties with a Child, and Second Degree Sex Offense.

Helms remains in the custody of the Union County Jail.