O'Fallon Police Interrupt Burglary, Sexual Assault

James M. Helderle, 21, St. Charles is charged with robbery, burglary and forcible sodomy.

A St. Charles man is held on multiple charges after allegedly breaking into a home and sexually assaulting an O'Fallon woman. 

The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney's Office issued charges on James M. Helderle, 21 for Robbery 1st Degree, Burglary 1st Degree, Forcible Sodomy-Deviant Sexual Intercourse by Forcible Compulsion, Felonious Restraint and Armed Criminal Action on Wednesday. 

According to O’Fallon Police, they received a call from a man  around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, asking officers to check on his girlfriend.  

When officers responded to her home on Southernside Lane, they found the victim who had been bound, gagged and sexually assaulted. According to police, officers interrupted the assault, causing the suspect to flee through the sliding glass door and jump from the second floor balcony.

O'Fallon Police searched the area, found the suspect and took him into custody. 

Helderle is being held on a $500,000 dollar bond.

Sscott December 06, 2012 at 01:24 AM
what a sleezebag shes blessed to have a guy who worryed about her and a guy like this is just what shes going to need to help her make it threw this. under the jail,by pass in jail
Keepalowprofile January 19, 2013 at 11:38 AM
I hope this guy goes to prison and get butt raped everyday. I hope his azz hole looks like hamburger meat.
Marvin Haberthier May 21, 2013 at 02:19 PM
I am pleased the O' Fallon Police did a good job and caught the perpetrator. We must really crack down hard on violence against women! A stiff sentence as recommended by the court will be a strong deterrent to others who would contemplate a similar evil deed.
Marvin Haberthier May 21, 2013 at 02:32 PM
Jordan, What a great article! Please keep up the good work. I am proud of you. I remember this incident well. The perpetrator was naked in the cold weather when arrested. Please publicize the sentencing as much as you can. It is very important to send a clear public message that rape and violence against women will not be tolerated and will be severely punished. I enquired of the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and learned that St. Charles County, like St. Louis County, has dedicated law enforcement and prosecution units and domestic violence dockets in place due to VAWA. I also learned from MCADSV that on the last day of the legislative session the Missouri General Assembly passed the best rape law improvement in decades! Although the improvement would have little impact on this case the new law takes emphasis away from proving force used to accomplish rape and focuses on the simple issue of consent. This is a great victory for women because few rapes involve physical force. Women are taken advantage of by men they know who wield some sort of positional authority or power over their victims. Technical language in the domestic violence law was passed as well. I must get going on my next blog post. I have so many suggestions for women and warnings for men I must share.
vage menoria May 22, 2013 at 01:10 PM
'EYE for an EYE' punishment for these evill monsters out there! If they rape, kill/murder etc...THEN, they will be PUNISHed as such!!! Evelyn H.


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