Quesnel man, accused of breaching his probation for a hate crime, due back in court
Quesnel Courthouse (G Henderson, MyCaribooNow.com staff)
A Quesnel man, accused of breaching his probation on a hate crime conviction, is due back in court on July 14th to fix a date for his trial to resume.
A couple of more days are needed in provincial court.
A 12-member jury found 72-year old Arthur Topham guilty on one of two counts of promoting hatred against those of the Jewish faith on his Radical Press website back in December of 2015.
He then lost a charter challenge on that conviction in February of 2017.
Topham received a 6-month conditional jail sentence and two years probation.
Court documents reveal that on or around January 3rd of 2018, Topham failed to comply with the conditions of his probation, specifically that he not publish or post to any internet site, or any other social media where such postings can be read by the general public, or any information about persons of the Jewish religion or ethnic origin.