(THUNDER BAY, ON) – HIGH-RISK PEDOPHILE SEX OFFENDER JAMES WICKENDEN BAIL HEARING UPDATE.
FIVE NEW CHARGES OF BREACH OF SEX OFFENDER CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN LAID.
A TOTAL OF 9 CHARGES NOW OF BEING AROUND CHILDREN WHEN HE IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE.
CROWDED COURTROOM FOR TODAY’S HEARING.
NORTHWOOD COUNCILLOR SHELBY CH’NG, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AT TBPS AND LOCAL TAXPAYER SUBSIDIZED MEDIA STILL HAVEN’T NOTIFIED THE PUBLIC IN ANY MEANINGFUL WAY.
A 35-year-old handcuffed JAMES REGINALD WICKENDEN appeared in a crowded Bail Courtroom 103 today, Friday April 5, 2019 before His Worship Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio.
Provincial Crown Attorney Franceline Auclair and Defence Attorney Roy Karlstedt were also present in the crowded courtroom.
A Section 517 & 486 publication ban are in place on all evidence, testimony and reasons given at the hearing.
Unfortunately, I was unable to attend. However, a friend of mine was present for the entire hearing and was able to share some information.
The hearing was supposed to start at 9 am. The crowd was present and ready for the hearing. There were some delays, but it eventually got underway about noon.
The Crown presented its case to His Worship Donio on why JAMES REGINALD WICKENDEN should be detained in custody.
That was completed at about 4:30 pm.
The Defence has not had the opportunity yet to present its side on why WICKENDEN should be released.
A BAIL HEARING CONTINUATION IS REQUIRED.
JAMES WICKENDEN REMAINS IN CUSTODY AT THE THUNDER BAY JAIL.
On Tuesday April 9, 2019 a date will be set to continue the Bail Hearing.
A JOB WELL DONE BY CROWN ATTORNEY FRANCELINE AUCLAIR.
BIG KUDOS TO ALL CONCERNED CITIZENS AND PARENTS WHO SHOWED UP TO SHOW THE COURT THEIR CONCERN ABOUT THIS HIGH-RISK PEDOPHILE.
YOU DID THE RIGHT THING BY COMING AND INFORMING YOURSELVES. PLEASE SHARE THE INFORMATION WITH YOUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS.
A BIG THUMBS DOWN TO SHELBY CH’NG, The Director of Communications at TBPS, and local taxpayer subsidized media for not reporting on this high-risk sex offender in any meaningful way.
Parents and families are disgusted with the lack of efforts to notify the public. THIS ALL COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED HAD THE PUBLIC BEEN NOTIFIED.