Lawyer for man accused of 110 sex offences wants out-of-town judge

Shayne Lund (left ) and Avery Taylor (right) captured on Oct. 25, 2013. (Facebook)

Shayne Lund (left ) and Avery Taylor (right) captured on Oct. 25, 2013. (Facebook)

Tracy McLaughlin, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:54 PM ET

ORILLIA, ONT. - A lawyer representing a Midland, Ont., man accused of 110 sex-related charges against young children and animals has asked for an out-of-town, impartial judge to hear the case.

Shayne Lund, 22, has been in custody since September, charged along with two friends with creating child pornography, conspiring to kidnap and rape a child, voyeurism, bestiality and sexual assault on children between the ages of two and five.

In court, his defence lawyer asked for a judge from another area to ensure impartiality because the accused’s father is a Midland-based provincial police officer.

The defence also wants the judge to lift a court order that states the father and son can have no communication with each other.

“As a result of the order, my client cannot communicate with his father who is an OPP officer,” said lawyer Eginhart Ehlers, who insists the order isn’t fair to his client who has not yet had a bail hearing.


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