Guilty Verdict Returned in Assault of O'Fallon Woman

James Michael Helderle will be sentenced June 27.

James Michael Helderle, 21, of St. Charles, was convicted by a St. Charles County jury last week of first degree burglary, forcible sodomy, felonious restraint and armed criminal action in a case involving an O'Fallon women last December.


Helderle was an employee of CUI Cable prior to the assault and had performed services at the victim's apartment on Dec. 3. On Dec. 4, he was terminated for texting the victim for a date.

On Dec. 5, Helderle entered the 24-year-old O'Fallon woman's apartment, threatened her with a knife and assaulted her.

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The St. Charles County court recommended a 75-year sentence, covering all four counts. Sentencing is scheduled for June 27. 

Marvin Haberthier May 22, 2013 at 03:08 AM
Tamara, Thank you for posting the news story. You are helping to fulfill one of the missions of VAWA to spread awareness of domestic and sexual violence against women. We have tough laws in place to protect women but we are still in the educating phase of making the public aware of the reality, prevalence, and dynamics of violence against women. The VAWA is an awesome law! Please read my comment left at Jordan's post that is an extension of your post.


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