Dane in New York to be released on bail

Parents of Danish 22-year-old arrested on sex charges raised one million kroner to get him free

July 9th, 2014 10:49 am| by admin

A 22-year-old Danish man accused by a colleague of sexually abusing 13 preschool children in New York will be released on bail today and free to leave the heightened security prison on Rikers Island, Ekstra Bladet reports.

He will stand trial on August 15 unless his lawyer manages to convince the court to dismiss the case.

The judge ruled yesterday that he could be released on bail for one million kroner, even though the prosecutor had demanded five million.

READ MORE: Danish man accused of sexually abusing 13 preschool children in New York

But he is not a free man yet. Until the case has been settled, the Danish man must wear an electronic tag so police can trace him at all times. That means he isn't allowed to leave Manhattan either, and he's prohibited from going within 61 metres (200 feet) of all schools or parks.

Mothers relieved
His biological mother and adoptive mother were both present in court and obviously relieved to know they could get him out of jail for one million kroner.

"We thought the judge meant we should pay twice the amount," his biological mother Birgitte Thomsen told Ekstra Bladet.

"But we are very relieved that we can get him out and we are thankful to all of those who made it possible for us with their tribute."

A support group on Facebook has also raised 100,000 kroner to help the man cover his losses in the wake of the case.

Meanwhile, his accuser, who was fired from her job as an assistant teacher at the preschool in June – less than a month after claiming she witnessed the abuse – has apparently left the country and is currently in Greece.

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