Man awaiting sentencing denied bail

A Red Deer man convicted of having naked baths with a three-year-old in contravention of a court order will await sentencing from prison. Allen William Halliday, 62, was denied bail on Wednesday in Red Deer provincial court by judge Darrell Riemer. Halliday pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching a recognizance on June 11.

A Red Deer man convicted of having naked baths with a three-year-old in contravention of a court order will await sentencing from prison.

Allen William Halliday, 62, was denied bail on Wednesday in Red Deer provincial court by judge Darrell Riemer. Halliday pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching a recognizance on June 11. He is awaiting a sentencing for the conviction and sought a release in the interim.

In February of this year, he agreed to a two-year peace bond to not have contact with anyone under the age of 16. However, in May he admitted to his probation officer that he had naked baths with a three-year-old, who can’t be identified because of a court ordered publication ban.

Crown prosecutor Murray McPherson called Halliday a pedophile and said he was dangerous and needed to stay where he is.

Halliday has been held at the Red Deer Remand Centre since his arrest. He has been in protective custody and spends 23 hours alone, said defence counsel Murray Shack. Shack requested a more strict set of conditions and said Halliday does take responsibility, citing his guilty plea and admitting his peace bond violations to the probation officer.

Riemer agreed with McPherson’s assessment and said Halliday should be detained.

Halliday’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept. 15 in Red Deer provincial court.

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