Accused sex offender released on bond

An Evans man charged with molesting a 15-year-old girl was granted a $25,000 bond Friday.

Donald Helinski, of the 800 block of Brighton Circle, is accused of having sex with his stepdaughter's friend.

Helinski's attorney argued that his client had no prior arrests and that the relationship was an isolated incident that arose because of the victim's friendship with his stepdaughter.

Judge William Fleming granted bond but ordered Helinski not to have contact with any children, even his own.