Man prevented from having contact with children wants bail hearing

A man awaiting sentencing for breaching a court order when he bathed with a girl under three years of age several times is just now seeking a bail hearing.

A man awaiting sentencing for breaching a court order when he bathed with a girl under three years of age several times is just now seeking a bail hearing.

Allan William Halliday remains in custody at the Red Deer Remand Centre, while he awaits sentencing on four counts of breaching the conditions of a peace bond earlier this year. The peace bond includes various conditions preventing Halliday from having contact with children.

Earlier this year, charges against Halliday of sexual contact and sexual assault of a minor were withdrawn when his defence counsel negotiated a two-year peace bond with the Crown.

He was found guilty in June, but his sentencing has been delayed because evaluations have not been completed. The forensic assessment outpatient service report takes about eight weeks and Halliday is hoping to have a bail hearing so he can be released while he awaits his sentencing date. He has not asked for a bail hearing before and has remained in custody by consent.

Halliday was arrested in May by RCMP after it was discovered he had befriended a young couple with a small child and invited them to his home on at least four occasions. The identity of the victim is protected by a court ordered publication ban.

Halliday’s bail hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday in Red Deer provincial court.

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