Bail hearing adjourned one more week for Kingston, Ont. teen terrorism suspect
The teen charged with terrorism-related offences briefly appeared via video in a Kingston, Ont., court on Monday.
The youth was charged for “knowingly facilitating a terrorist activity,” and “counselling a person to deliver, place, discharge or detonate an explosive or other lethal device” in a public place.
This came after RCMP raided two homes in Kingston on Jan. 24, arresting the youth, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and another 20-year-old man who was released without charges the next day.
This will be the second time the youth’s bail hearing was delayed because his defence lawyer, Douglas Caldwell, asked for more time to prepare a bail plan.
Out of the two federal Crown attorneys assigned to the case, Pierre Lapointe and Luc Boucher, only Lapointe was present on Feb. 4.
He said the Crown was not consenting to the suspect’s release and was prepared to set a date for the hearing.
Lapointe also said the Crown will need a full day for bail proceedings, which means when the date is finally set, the hearing will likely take two days to give time for the defence’s arguments.
The youth will appear in a Kingston court again next week via video to set a date for the bail hearing.
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