A man described as being a “prominent” figure in the Catholic community and charged with offences against underaged boys and in remand for psychiatric evaluation, has been offered bail earlier today (10 February).
The man cannot be identified due to gag orders that prevent the identification of his name, designation and school he was linked to.
He was offered a bail of $15,000, with the prosecution being ready for a plea to be taken – the man’s defense lawyer said that he needed to advise his client first.
The man has also yet to indicate if he will be pleading guilty or not and the case has been adjourned to March.
The man was charged earlier this year on 20 January with 2 counts of voluntarily having carnal intercourse against the order of nature with two underaged boys, as well as two more counts of committing indecent acts with the two victims.
The man allegedly engaged in fellatio with one of the boys, who was then aged between 14 and 16, sometime between 1 January 2005 and 31 December 2006.
He then allegedly made the younger boy who was then aged between 14 and 15, do the same thing between April and December 2007.
He is also accused of committing an indecent act with the victims by performing an explicit act on them in 2005 and 2007.