Weinstein required to wear Electronic Monitoring Device in New York Sexual Assault Case

Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to the New York Police Department early Friday morning.  He was charged with rape, criminal sex acts, forcible oral sex and others after two women came forward describing horrific encounters with the disgraced movie producer.  Allegations against Weinstein became public last year after a number of celebrities came forward.  Manhattan Assistant Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon is the first to bring criminal charges but investigations have been launched coast to coast and in London.  Dozens of women have now come forward to accuse the producer.

A New York judge set bail at $10 million.  Mr. Weinstein paid the required $1 million with a cashier’s check.  He was also required to surrender his passport and not travel outside of New York and Connecticut.   He will be required to wear an electronic monitor as a condition of his release.  Typically, electronic monitors are GPS ankle bracelets that are equipped with location monitoring.  Weinstein faces up to 25 years in prison on the most serious charges.  The allegations against Weinstein spearheaded the #MeToo movement that gripped the nation and urged women who had been assaulted to come forward.