A report is being prepared that could see a Vancouver escort who is accused of drugging and robbing clients released into the community with an electronic monitoring anklet.
Jessica Nicole Renee Kane, 31, was charged in September 2022 with manslaughter, seven counts of administering a stupefying or overpowering drug or substance, six counts of theft over $5,000, one count of theft, four counts of fraud and two counts of extortion.
The charges stem from incidents in Burnaby, Surrey, Langley and Vancouver, according to police.
She has been released on bail twice but was taken back into custody on March 23 for allegedly failing to comply with her house arrest conditions, according to B.C. Prosecution Service spokesperson Dan McLaughlin.
He said the Crown will apply to revoke Kane’s bail at a hearing scheduled for April 12.
On Tuesday, however, defence lawyer Sarah Pringle was in Vancouver provincial court on Kane’s behalf to request a technical suitability report.
Technical suitability reports are required in order for people to be released on electronic supervision, according to a court form on the B.C. government website.
Electronic anklet devices, are “most suitable for high-risk individuals who need intensive supervision due to a substantial concern they will commit a serious, violent or sexually motivated offence,” according to the form.
Technical suitability reports take into account factors such as employment and education, cell coverage reliability in the accused’s geographic area, residential or geographic factors that might impact the device, previous compliance with electronic monitoring and pre-existing protective conditions.
B.C. provincial court Judge Donna Senniw ordered the report to be ready for the April 12 hearing.
Because of a publication ban, no information presented at Kane’s bail hearings – including the judges’ reasons for granting or denying bail – can be published.
Kane will remain in custody until her hearing next month.
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