Helena man indicted on several sex crimes

Published 2:31 pm Tuesday, June 7, 2016

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

COLUMBIANA–A 51-year-old Helena man was arrested and charged on June 6, after allegedly committing several sex crimes including first-degree sexual abuse of a child, first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy, according to his arrest warrants.



The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kenneth Barry Holmes, who lists an address in the 300 block of Barnett Lane in Helena, on June 6 and charged him with the three felony charges.

According to his indictment, from Jan. 1, 2003, until Jan. 1, 2012, Holmes allegedly “intentionally engaged in sexual intercourse with a female by forcible compulsion.”

Holmes is currently being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $135,000.

First-degree rape and first-degree sodomy are both classified as Class A felonies, while first-degree sexual abuse is a Class C felony, according to Alabama law.

Holmes could face up to life in prison for each Class A felony count, as well as 10 years in prison for first-degree sexual abuse.