Lone Wolf bikie
bailed after child pornography charge deemed 'weak'
A member of outlaw motorcycle gang
the Lone Wolf club has been granted bail after being charged with possession
of child abuse pornography.
Erkan Keskin, 41, appeared in the Sydney Central
Local Court via video link, pleading not guilty to all charges.
Mr Keskin was arrested and charged on Thursday
after police discovered images on a hard drive during a search warrant at
his Millers Point home last year as part of an investigation into the
shooting death of Mehmet Yilmaz.
Magistrate Robert Williams noted the "weakness" of
the prosecution case when granting bail and ordered Mr Keskin to surrender
his passport and report to the Rocks Police station daily.
The prosecution opposed bail, saying Mr Keskin
posed an "unacceptable risk" and was already subject to strict bail
conditions in both Queensland and NSW.
The prosecution also noted Mr Keskin's wife and
children lived in Dubai and alleged that during the execution of the search
warrant in 2017, three Lone Wolf gang members were on premises.
Defence lawyers said the case was "verging on
exceptionally weak", and told the court the images were of family members in
"various states of dress".
Mr Keskin's lawyers added that the login for the
computer was under the username of "K", that his wife's name was Kristine
and that the computer had not been turned on since July 2015.
Magistrate Williams said he noted the serious
nature of the charges and prosecution concerns about whether the accused
would attend court.
But the magistrate said that the bail conditions
imposed for other offences in NSW and Queensland came after the search
warrant in August last year.
The matter will be heard again on May 10.