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Ed Horne applies for bail review


IQALUIT — A former Nunavut school teacher facing more than 60 sex charges has applied for a bail review.

Edward Horne, 56, has been held in custody for six months awaiting trial on a long list of sex-related charges involving complainants who were children at the time the incidents are said to have occurred.

Last week, Horne’s lawyer, James Brydon, appeared in court in Iqaluit to make an application for the release of his client. Horne now qualifies for a statutory 90-day bail review hearing.

A court order bans publication of any of the proceedings of the hearing. Justice Robert Kilpatrick is expected to reach a decision Nov. 1 on whether or not Horne will be released from custody pending his trial.

Horne, a former school principal in Apex, and teacher in Sanikiluaq, Kimmirut and Cape Dorset, was convicted in 1987 of sexually assaulting eight children.

The offences in that trial happened between 1983 and 1985. The new charges relate to incidents alleged to have occurred between 1970 and 1985. There are 44 complainants in the new case.

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