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Defence counsel Stephen Bitzer appeared in provincial court Wednesday along with Arnold James (Jim) Somers to seek his bail.
But at the request of Crown prosecutor Camelia Wong, the hearing was delayed a day so the file can be thoroughly reviewed.
"These are complicated matters," Wong told provincial court Judge Paul Mason, as Somers looked on from a close-circuit TV feed from the Calgary Remand Centre.
Mason granted the prosecutor's request for a one-day delay.
Outside court, Bitzer said he will try to get Somers out of detention as soon as he can.
"It's back here for bail (Thursday) and I'm hoping to get his release as quickly as possible," the lawyer said. "It's scheduled for bail ... and hopefully something positive will occur."
Fourteen criminal charges were filed Monday against the 69-year-old Calgarian, including sexual assault, sexual interference with a child under 14, invitation to sexual touching and indecent exposure to a person under 14.
Police say charges revolve around a 17-year-old boy who approached police, and two more boys, 10 and 14 years old, discovered through the investigation.
The 10-year-old and 14-year-old are related to each other.
"My understanding is he befriended or knew (the parents) and that's how he started relationships with the children," Staff Sgt. Ryan Jepson said. "There were a number of events that occurred over the years."
Incidents are alleged to have taken place in and around Calgary in vehicles, Somers' home and a public park, from October 2007 to June 2009 for the 17-year-old, from 2006 on for the 14-year-old and from 2010 on for the 10-year-old.