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Kirkwood Man Sentenced to 12 years for Possession of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, MO – Christopher Helm, 30, of Kirkwood, MO, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison and lifetime supervised release for Possession of Child Pornography. Helm appeared before United States District Judge Ronnie L. White. 

According to court documents, officers of the Kirkwood Police Department searched Helm’s apartment after learning he had been arrested in St. Clair, Missouri for statutory rape.  Helm’s electronics revealed over 9000 images of child pornography.

Helm pled on May 22, 2019 to one count of possession of child pornography.  Helm also pled in St. Clair County Court, Missouri on March 5, 2018 for the same conduct and was sentenced to a total of eight years in state prison.  Both sentences will run concurrent.

The Kirkwood Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Regional Computer Crimes Education and Enforcement Group investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Colleen Lang is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated April 18, 2023

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