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Accused Toronto sex offender who fled to U.S. granted bail

Last Updated Jun 2, 2017 at 7:55 pm EDT

An accused Toronto sex offender who fled to Los Angeles and was arrested at the border last week has been released on bail for a second time.

Mark Holland, 40, appeared in a College Park courtroom for his bail hearing on Friday, and a judge granted him $77,000 bail.

He faces four charges of sexual assault for alleged incidents spanning two decades.

In March 2016, Holland was accused of sexually assaulting an aspiring model. In the following weeks, several more alleged victims came forward.

As a condition of his bail, he was allowed to continue working as a club promoter and photographer, but had to live in his Queens Quay rental apartment.

Holland wasn’t required to surrender his passport.

Court documents show he was evicted in May 2016 for not paying his rent, and sometime that month, he moved to L.A.

In the summer, police issued a warrant for his arrest on the grounds he was not complying with his bail conditions. On Feb. 6, an additional bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

After border agents arrested him at the Niagara Falls border on May 24, he was further charged with failing to comply with bail conditions and theft.

Holland’s parents stand to lose the $30.000 they pledged as sureties at his first bail hearing.


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