Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Judge postpones bond decision for ex-Virginia Beach youth minister jailed on sex assault charge

From Virginia-

A former youth ministry leader who says his Parkinson’s disease has rapidly grown worse while he awaits trial on a sexual assault charge will have to wait until Thursday to find out whether he can be released on bond.

Circuit Judge James C. Lewis said he wants to hear more about the home electronic monitoring that lawyers for Jeffrey Bondi are recommending before making a decision. He postponed the conclusion of a hearing that began Monday so that a representative of the monitoring company can testify.

Bondi, 47, has been incarcerated since mid-January, when he was indicted on a single charge of felony object penetration. If convicted, he would have to serve a minimum of five years in prison and could get up to a life sentence.

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