Quebec deacon facing child porn charges gets bail

A Quebec deacon charged with producing and distributing child pornography was granted bail today.

The judge told William Kokesch, 65, he will have to deposit $10,000 cash with the court.

He is not allowed to use computers and must not be in the presence of anyone under the age of 18 without another adult's supervision.

Kokesch is set to return to court on Feb. 27.

Montreal police have received a number of tips about Kokesch since his arrest.

At his bail hearing today in a Montreal courtroom, a publication ban was granted at the defence's request.

Kokesch was charged Saturday via video link after police searched his west-end home a day earlier.

Montreal police Const. Danny Richer said today that authorities have received more tips since Kokesch's photo was made public.

Police said earlier that investigators seized more than 2,000 images from his home.

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