Knox County deputies apprehend violent sex offender

Knox County deputies apprehend violent sex offender

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Jerry Steven Helton (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Jerry Steven Helton (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)
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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The search for a violent sex offender with an outstanding warrant for his arrest is over.

Jerry Steven Helton, 59, was originally convicted of two counts of engaging in sexual contact by the use of force, as well as aggravated assault with the intent to commit aggravated sexual abuse against a 17-year-old girl in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Helton is being held in the Knox County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility on an $8,000 bond.

 

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