(THUNDER BAY, ON) – This morning in a Thunder Bay bail court saw a 22-year-old Vishwas Vijayan appear via video while in custody at the Thunder Bay Police Service station
Vijayan is facing allegations surrounding an incident that occurred on November 29th, 2018.
His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron was presiding, along with Crown Attorney A. Mason and duty counsel lawyer Aranka Golphy.
Vijayan is facing the following criminal code offence:
- Sexual assault
The Crown tells the court that Vijayan is originally from India, and is here on a student visa. Concerns regarding the release of Vijayan are floating around the primary and secondary grounds.
Primary ground concerns mean the Crown believes the likelihood of the accused to return to the court is low. Secondary ground concern tells us that the Crown believes the likelihood of the accused to either re-offend, become a public safety concern, interfere with the administration of justice, or any combination of those is substantial.
The Crown is seeking a significant cash deposit, likely to satisfy the primary ground concerns. He also requests a no-contact order on Vijayan regarding any victims/witnesses while Vijayan is in custody.
Duty counsel has recieved instructions from Vijayan’s criminal lawyer, and is requesting a bail hearing for December 7th, 2018.
Multiple times throughout the proceeding Vijayan seems to say “I can pay compensation” to the courts, although nobody responds to that, whatever that means.
The Justice of the Peace orders Vijayan to remain in custody until at least his bail hearing, he further orders Vijayan to not contact or communicate with multiple named individuals.
Anyone with a photo of Vijayan is urged to send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org in hopes other possible victims may come forward.