Blount Suspect's Bid for Pretrial Release Fails Due to Proximity to Children

U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Guyton denied a bid for pretrial release for a Blount County man arrested on child pornography charges due to the proximity of his parents’ house to a church, Knoxnews reports. The parents of George Robert Everhart had plead for the release of their son, citing concerns for his safety while in lockup, but Guyton balked when an investigation found the parents’ home was next door to a church where children attended service and played. The judge ruled that Everhart would not be allowed free into the custody of his parents or to any other residence.
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