Wednesday, March 26, 2008

More charges laid


Bradley Riddell Christine Riddell and Bradley Riddell

More charges laid
By Carla Garrett CRIME REPORTERThursday March 20, 2008WOODSTOCK - More charges have been laid against a Woodstock couple accused of making child pornography and sexually assaulting a three-year-old girl. The couple is now facing further charges of child pornography and sexual assault with a one-year-old boy. The victims cannot be identified under a court-ordered publication ban. Police said the victims were not the children of the accused couple.The charges stem from incidents between Dec. 31, 2007, and Feb. 10, 2008.
The 40-year-old man walked into a Woodstock provincial court Wednesday with his head down and his long blond hair hanging over his face. His eyes were red but dry as he sat before Justice of the Peace Michael McMahon.The accused was scheduled for a bail hearing, but it was adjourned to allow him time to get a lawyer. His next appearance is by video on Tuesday. His co-accused is scheduled to appear today for a three-hour bail hearing. Both remain in police custody. Oxford Community Police started an investigation into the allegations last week after receiving a tip about a couple that was in possession of child pornography. Bradley Riddell, 40, and Christine Riddell, 39, are jointly charged with two counts of sexual interference, two counts of sexual assault, two counts of make child pornography, three counts of possession of child pornography, access child pornography and make available child pornography.