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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Judges have guidelines on bonds


May 14, 2020

I hear the complaints and I'm sure judges hear the same complaints. I look at some, not all, social media complaints. The complaint is why can a person being charged with drug trafficking get a $1 million bond and a person accused of sexually abusing a child or possessing child pornography charges get a $500,000 bond.

I attended a bond hearing Tuesday where Richard James Rabon of East Brewton, charged with five counts of possession of child pornography was given a $500,000 bond by District Judge Eric Coale. The arrest warrants claim they found nude or semi-nude photos of girls as young as 8...

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