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Judge sets strict bail conditions in abortion case

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A man accused of tricking his girlfriend into taking an abortion pill and causing her to miscarry will face some tough conditions if he gets bond.

On Monday, Federal Magistrate Anthony Porcelli outlined 15 conditions that would turn John Andrew Weldon's family home into a prison.

The family will have to install bolts on Weldon's bedroom windows and doors. He would be locked inside the room if any visitors came to the house -- and those visitors would have to be approved in advance by a security team, which his family will have to hire.

Weldon's defense attorney told FOX 13 the two-person, armed security detail would cost the family about $50,000 dollars a month.

The magistrate wants the family to put up their home on Lutz Lake Fern Road as collateral. They will have to re-key the locks on all of the home's doors. 

Weldon would not be allowed to leave except for court appearances or medical emergency. He will have no internet or computer access. He will also be drug tested.

Weldon is the son of a well-known fertility doctor. He's accused of forging his father's signature on a prescription for an abortion pill, then tricking girlfriend Remee Lee -- who was six weeks pregnant -- into taking it by telling her it was an antibiotic.

She lost the baby and Weldon is now facing charges that could send him away for life.

In a packed courtroom filled with Weldon supporters last month, Weldon's attorneys argued he should be granted bail while he awaits trial.  Prosecutors argued against it -- saying he is a flight risk and a danger to the community.

The judge ruled in favor of Weldon's request, but prosecutors are appealing.

Monday's hearing was to set conditions for bail. A final decision on whether to grant the bail under these conditions will happen no sooner than July 9.

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