UPDATE: 2:15 P.M. FridayJay Sears was released from federal custody on Friday afternoon after posting a $250,000 bond, which was secured after one of his friends put up her Quogue home as collateral.
As part of the agreement, Mr. Sears will be placed under house arrest and must wear an electronic monitoring bracelet at all times. He will be staying at the Quogue home of his friend, only identified as Gerta, and is not allowed computer access. He is also forbidden from seeing, talking to or, in any way, communicating with those under the age of 18 unless a parent or legal guardian is present.
He also had to agree to surrender his passport by Wednesday, February 20, and must submit to a psychological evaluation within three weeks.
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