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From SDNY Peter Bright Presentment Reported By Inner City Press May 23 But No Preliminary Hearing Yet

By Matthew Russell Lee, Periscope here

SDNY COURTHOUSE, June 20 – Less than an hour after on May 23 witnessing Peter Bright presented in shackled in front of his wife in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York's Magistrates Court, Inner City Press published into Google News a story about it, including Bright's statement that he was training an 11 year told girl in The Bronx.

   Also Periscope video here, round up tweet. Inner City Press reported that Bright's Federal Defenders lawyer argued that a video camera in Bright's Brooklyn apartment building militates for his release on bond. He was not released.

   Two weeks later the Daily Dot published a story about Bright's arrest based off the complaint on the PACER document system. This has been picked up, with and without more. On June 8, Inner City Press reported on the case again, asking "why is there no document in PACER about the proceeding that was due on June 6? On any renewed bid for bail by the Federal Defenders, who since that as reported by Inner City Press got another accused pedophile Byran Pivnick released? Inner City Press which first reported this case will continue on it."

  Now as we approach the 30th day deadline for the preliminary hearing, the only thing that has been added to the docket, on June 20, is the transcript of the May 23 denial of bond. As Inner City Press reported, it contains the proffer that there is a camera about Bright's apartment door, and that his wife makes a lot of money.

  In fact, in the transcript here is what SDNY Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman told Peter Bright on May 23, at page 7, lines 15-24: "If, after this proceeding today, you're being held in custody, you would have the right to have that preliminary hearing held within two weeks, fourteen days, otherwise if you're not in custody it need only be held within three weeks or twenty-one days. You should also understand though that there won't be a preliminary hearing at all if at some point between and the date [sic] when the hearing is scheduled you are iether indicted by a grand jury, or what's called a criminal information is filed against you by the government."

  Neither has happened, in the docket.

  Often, it's 30 days that's named as the deadline.
But even then, with the 30th day falling on a weekend, it would seem Bright would have to have his public preliminary hearing, or get indicted, on Friday June 21.
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  See Inner City Press' May 23 Periscope round up, at 1:10 on this pedophile presentment, here


  From Inner City Press' exclusive May 23 report: "A dual British - US citizen living in Brooklyn but reaching out for underage sex was presented, with his wife in the courtroom by that time only with Inner City Press. Federal Defender Amy Gallichio argued that Peter Bright should be released, since his building in Brooklyn has a video surveillance system.

  But would the neighbors want the U.S. Attorney's Office to see their comings and goings? Gallichio offered for Bright to install his own camera over his door and turn the files in to the government. Judge Freeman found this of intersted and invited a second try, if only in writing. She quizzed Bright's all-American wife in the gallery and said the Peter is lucky. Was his claim to be "training" an eleven year old girl in The Bronx just puffery? Inner City Press will stay on this case." And now we are.



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