02/19/2020- The former Menominee County Sheriff’s Deputy accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old high school boy is bound over for trial. Two witnesses- the alleged victim and Menominee County Sheriff Kenny Marks- took the stand during Tuesday’s preliminary exam for 56-year-old Brian Helfert. He’s facing two counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct for reportedly assaulting the teen from Menominee High School in November. Helfert, who served as a School Resource Officer, was previously appointed as a mentor for the victim by probate court order, but Prosecuting Attorney Jeffrey Rogg says Helfert used his position to establish a further relationship with the teen. At Tuesday’s hearing Judge Rob Jamo determined there was probable cause on each of the CSC counts. Attorney Rogg credited the victim for their success in court Tuesday, saying “This result is exactly why I kept the case myself. I have had a lot of experience with CSC cases with kids and I was sure the young man and I would ‘connect’ and be the best team to prepare for and present the evidence in court. His bravery is so impressive in one so young.” Helfert will be arraigned in 41st Circuit Court on March 17th.