Friday, March 23, 2007


Gravette Teacher Resigns Amid Sex Allegations

A Gravette High School drama teacher was arrested after admitting he had sex with a female student.

Casey Helms, 32, of 8148 Randall Lane in Decatur was arrested Wednesday in connection with a felony charge of first-degree sexual assault. Helms was held Thursday in the Benton County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

Helms admitted to Benton County Sheriff's Office investigators he had an consensual sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student after he was confronted with the girl's statements to investigators.

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