Henry Germain appeared before Judge Hugh Walker Wednesday, this time in plainclothes, not in a Santa Rita Jail-issued jumpsuit.
Germain is facing 16 charges of child molestation with six female victims and is currently out on bail. He was originally bailed out through a property bond Sept. 23, but soon after turned himself in upon learning of a new charge. Walker then increased his bail to $1.14 million and it is believed he used the remaining equity on the home to bail out for the second time.
Attorney Elizabeth Grossman of Berkeley represented Germain as he asked for an adjustment on the conditions of his release. With the agreement of Deputy District Attorney Susan Torrence, the judge granted him to spend time with his two sons without adult supervision, but not with his daughter. The other conditions that still stand are that he is not to leave the state or contact any minors or the alleged victims.
Grossman and Torrence asked that the case be continued, and Walker scheduled the next hearing for 9 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Pleasanton Courthouse on Stoneridge Drive.