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Sterling man faces sex abuse charge

Sterling man faces sex abuse charge

STERLING – A Sterling man was in Whiteside County Jail on Friday on a $100,000 bond after being arrested on a charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Police say that on Aug.14, Douglas W. Helfrich, 22, assaulted a girl older than 13, but at least 5 years younger than he is.

No other information was available.

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