CHILD PORN CHARGES AND A BREACH GOING NEAR A CHILD POPULATED AREA

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(KENORA, ON) – A 68-year-old Arthur Robert Charles Rule was charged with numerous child pornography charges, and was later released on bail.

He has allegedly violated his bail condition to not be anywhere that children may be.

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Rule appeared in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning, via telephone from the Kenora detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchkeesic.

Crown Attorney VanKessel was also present along with duty counsel lawyer Andrew Desmoulin.

Rule was recently arrested and released for 6 child pornography-related charges. He was released on Friday and was arrested on Saturday for allegedly violating his bail condition which prohibited him from going to public parks/public swimming area where persons under the age of 16 are present or can be reasonably expected to be present, such as daycares/schools/community centres.

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The accused is facing the following new criminal charge:

  • Breaching bail conditions

The Crown tells the court that this is a reverse-onus situation, which means the accused will have to show the courts why he should be released. Further, the Crown states that they intend to show cause as to why the accused should be kept in jail, and cites the secondary grounds as their concern.

Secondary ground concerns means that the Crown believes that there is a substantial likelihoodΒ for the man to do one or any combination of the following:

  • Re-offend
  • Become a public safety concern
  • Interfere in the administationΒ of justice

Duty counsel addresses the court and states that he will pass on this information to the accused’s lawyer, and requests the matter be remanded into a Kenora bail court for 10:00 am on Monday, November 26th, 2018.

Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Kitchekeesic grants duty counsels request and orders the accused to remain behind bars until at least his appearance in bail court tomorrow, where he will have another chance to be released into the public.

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