Accused Stony Brook Teacher Remains Behind Bars

Bail hearing has been continued...

Noah Campbell-Halley, the Stony Brook Elementary School teacher accused of raping boys on school property, remains at the Barnstable County House of Correction tonight with bail still set at $25,000.

His attorney had argued for a reduction to $5,000 but Barnstable Superior Court Judge Gary Nickerson was having none of that.  Judge Nickerson offered to reduce bail to $10,000 with stringent restrictions but required that Campbell-Halley have absolutely no contact with children.  The judge said the no-contact order would include the defendant's own five-year-old son unless the child was first interviewed by the Department of Children and Families  and the DCF indicated no concern about the defendant being around his son.

Judge Nickerson made it clear that he was not ordering the family to submit their child to a DCF interview but that, pending DCF clearance, the no-contact order would include Campbell-Halley's own son.  The judge continued the hearing until such time as the family has decided whether or not to have the boy interviewed and for the court to receive the results of that interview.

The technology teacher at the Brewster school faces three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child, two counts of rape of a child and one count of intimidation of a witness.  He has pleaded not guilty to all counts.

Children's Cove has been active at both Stony Brook and Eddy Elementary Schools in Brewster since the charges against Campbell-Halley surfaced and the police investigation continues.  It is not know if additional victims have come forward and if additional charges will be filed.

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