AIR FORCE TECH SGT GETS 25 YEARS IN PRISON
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David Helm is so good-looking, you would think his face belonged on recruiting ads instead of a WANTED poster.
But the NCO with the Pepsodent smile is going to prison for 25 years. Helm could have received a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, but his defense lawyer cut a deal with the prosecution.
The 35 year-old technical sergeant pleaded guilty to one count of raping a teen-age girl and sexual assault of a female adult. Complicating things, is the fact Helm skipped out on his court-martial earlier this year and ended up out West.
NABBED BECAUSE OF A BROKEN TAIL LIGHT
A traffic cop in Nevada pulled Helm over for having a broken tail light on his rented motorbike. A check of the records showed he was wanted by the OSI and he was returned to Scott AFB in Illinois.
Helm said he had a "bucket list" of things he wanted to do before the authorities eventually caught up with him. So he partied and gambled in Las Vegas, went sky-diving, and drove a high-performance car around a racetrack.
But by the time he went on trial, he was resigned to a long stay behind bars.
SAYS HE WAS PLAGUED BY "DEMONS"
"In a situation like this, simple words cannot express my emotions, especially the deep remorse I feel for the pain this situation has caused everyone," Helm said.
"I do believe in God, and I believe in a path to redemption. The demons I have fought against is not anything I would wish upon my worst enemy."
JAG prosecutor Capt. Aaron Jones wasn't impressed.
"Your honor - that's a child rapist sitting over there. He wears a mask of trust and he keeps his true intentions hidden behind that mask."