A man accused of sexually assaulting three children in Beaverton has been released from custody after pleading guilty to violating the terms of his bail.
Dennis Coles was taken into custody by the Durham Regional Police on Sept. 28 for allegedly failing to comply with bail conditions following his arrest in the summer of 2016 for eight offenses involving children.
After trying to get bail on numerous occasions, he pleaded guilty to the breach charge in Oshawa court on Tuesday (Nov. 14) and was sentenced to probation in addition to time served.
He was granted bail following the guilty plea and is subject to numerous conditions, including house arrest with the exception of legal and medical appointments, pending a trial in December.
Coles was initially charged with sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching and sexual interference in July of 2016 following allegations from a then five-year-old girl.
Two additional victims came forward shortly thereafter and Coles was charged with five other offences during a court appearance in August of 2016.
According to court documents, the initial set of charges involve incidents that allegedly occurred between September 2014 and July of 2015, while the second is related to allegations dating from January 2012 to the end of December 2014.