52-year-old blind man, Terry L. Heltsley of South Roxana, was convicted in 2000 of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Heltsley pleaded no contest Thursday to a violation of the state sex offender registration law. The violation comes after a police compliance check on Halloween of 2014.
Heltsley was sitting just inside the front door of his living room as his step-daughter was handing out candy. State law prohibits registered sex offenders from distributing Halloween candy. Heltsley was sentenced with 12 months of conditional court supervision.