Judge requests additional witnesses to testify at bail hearing for man accused of kidnapping teen sister
MONTREAL -- A Montreal judge said she is not ready to make a ruling on a request to release a man accused of kidnapping his teenage sister.
Justice Joelle Roy cited the unusual nature of the case in withholding her decision and asked to hear more testimony from the alleged victim as well as her parents to get a fuller picture of the strange and violent incident.
"I want more information, this is a unique dossier with a whole societal and cultural backdrop," Roy told the court.
The accused, who cannot be named in order to protect the identity of the victim, who is a minor, is among two other people charged in relation to the July 27 attack.
Two of the three men are brothers of the alleged victim.
The two brothers face charges of kidnapping, unlawful confinement, assault, threats and mischief.
A third accused, whose relation to the teen girl is not known, is also facing charges of kidnapping and unlawful confinement.
With files from CTV Montreal's Stephane Giroux and The Canadian Press
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