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Judge agrees to visitation adjustment for Germain

Alleged child molestation case continued to Nov. 19

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.

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Judge agrees to visitation adjustment for Germain

Alleged child molestation case continued to Nov. 19

by Emily West / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Thu, Oct 23, 2008, 1:48 pm

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.

Comments

Pro-law
another community
on Oct 25, 2008 at 10:04 pm
Pro-law, another community
on Oct 25, 2008 at 10:04 pm

Can someone say flight risk and a threat to the community?


Cholo
Livermore
on Oct 25, 2008 at 10:41 pm
Cholo, Livermore
on Oct 25, 2008 at 10:41 pm

Keep an eye on your kids! If you don't, nobody else will.

As long as Henry is out and circulating in any community, all kids are at risk. Especially girls.


Pleas Mom
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 28, 2008 at 8:20 am
Pleas Mom, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 28, 2008 at 8:20 am

Has he entered a plea yet? I didn't know you could drag it out this long. What is going on?


Emily West
Registered user
Pleasanton Weekly staff reporter
on Oct 28, 2008 at 10:03 am
Emily West, Pleasanton Weekly staff reporter
Registered user
on Oct 28, 2008 at 10:03 am

He has not entered a plea yet, likely because the investigation is still in full swing. At the last court meeting, both sides agreed to continue the case for unknown reasons.


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