16 January 2008

Accused Rapist on the Loose

How does this sort of thing happen?

Rape suspect accidentally freed in C.B.
Accused in sex assault being sought after court’s "administrative error"
By TERA CAMUS Cape Breton Bureau Wed. Jan 16 - 5:35 AM
SYDNEY — An Eskasoni man who was denied bail last year on a sexual assault charge because the court feared he wouldn’t show up for his trial next month was accidentally let out of jail Friday.
An "administrative error" by justice officials returned Douglas Edward Young, 24, of Shore Road to the streets after his separate five-month sentence for refusing the breathalyzer expired. That was despite a judge’s order issued Sept. 21 to keep him behind bars until the sexual assault trial on Feb. 15.

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