A registered sex offender has been charged after he allegedly entertained Trick-or-Treaters last week. South Roxana Police arrested 50-year-old Terry L. Heltsley of the 900 block of Missouri Avenue for Presence within a School Zone by a Child Sex Offender.
His residence actually is outside of the radius of the prohibited school zone area, but Police Chief Bob Coles says by allegedly giving out candy, the statute applies in this case.
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Coles says Heltsley is a registered sex offender for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse of a victim under the age of nine years of age. You can check the sex offender registry at this site http://www.isp.state.il.us/sor/