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Delaware's Cape Region APRIL 16 - MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010 I By Ron MacArthur Wife pl d to ke Ottb hi d b ea s ep e n ars or Curt. However, the state requested a s at b O1"  bonc hearing and sought to increase Ott's Judge denies state request to  cash-only . bail from $128;500 secured bond to a , greaer cash-only amount. Ott is currently ! being held at Sussex Correctional Institu- :. ............  ...........   ..! ,.. fionn default of bond. St,re prosecutor David Hume por- i'l>'" .............. " -" trayel Ott as a sadist who systematically beatl and tortured his children. John After listening to an emotional plea from the accused's distraught wife to protect her family, a Sussex County judge set bail for Thomas A. Ott at $177,500 secured bond. Court of Com- mon Pleas Judge Rosemary Beauregard said the bond, although not posted as cash-only as the family requested, was within state guidelines Ott, 39, a Cape Henlq football coach and par been charged with 13 tion with the rape of )pen High School tprofessional, has :ounts in connec- a teenager. Cape Henlopen School District placed him on Sandy, Ott's attorney, said his client has no unpaid leave after his April 8 arrest, crin history, and there are no records Ott appeared in court Thursday, April of cals to police to report alleged abuse. 15, waived his right to a preliminary hear- Beuregard expressed compassion for ing and the case will be moved to Superi- / Continued on page 18 SENIOR LIVING ! (ii,i Specialsectionfocuses i!!iiiiiii ii!iiiiiiionseniors INSIDE ii:::i !: