Preliminary Trial Date Set for Curtis Paradee in Child Porn Case
TABER: A preliminary trial date's been set in the case against Curtis David Paradee.
The former Chairman of the Taber Police Commission faces charges that include accessing and making child pornography, in relation to an alleged internet relationship with an underage American girl.
The preliminary trial is set for January 19th and 20th. Both the Crown and defence have made some agreements ahead of the two day event. The defence has agreed that a video of the alleged victim speaking to police can be used, meaning the girl may not have to testify in person. However, Paradee's lawyer Doug Carle noted that if the Crown does proceed with certain charges, they may be forced to have the girl come in.
Special Prosecutor Nadine Nesbitt explained that the issue they're working through centres around the girls age. She stated that there's contention over the whether the girl was under the age of 16 when Paradee allegedly asked for nude photos of her.
Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 4/16/2014 3:54:58 PM
Source: Patrick Burles-- Country 95 News