Quebec judge grants bail to five of 14 men accused in child porn case

MONTREAL -- Five of 14 men accused in an alleged juvenile pornography ring in Quebec will be released while awaiting trial.

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Three of the five appeared in front of a judge today and were given strict bail conditions, including having to hand in their passport and electronic devices. They are also prohibited from going to places frequented by children such as daycare and community centres.

The two others are expected to be released later in the day after appearing in front of Judge Silvie Kovacevich.

Vincent Rodrigue, 39, renounced his bail hearing as he was already in jail for an unrelated criminal offence at the time of his arrest in connection with the alleged porn ring.

The other eight accused are scheduled for a bail hearing next Tuesday.

The 14 face various charges, including possession and distribution of child pornography between 2003 and last month.

Police are still searching for a 15th suspect.



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