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GUELPH—Randolph Steepe will spend at least until Jan. 4 in custody.

The Bayfield, Ont. man made a brief appearance in a Guelph court Monday. Steepe, 60, faces 10 charges, including two counts each of criminal harassment and defamatory libel related to allegedly distributing a large amount of false and vexing documents about lawyers, police and justice officials in Guelph. According to Guelph Police at the time of the man’s arrest in August, the charges are part of an ongoing child custody investigation.

Last week, Steepe was unable to attend a scheduled bail hearing in Guelph due to an unknown illness that landed him in the Halton Hills Health Centre. In court on Monday, the man appeared thin and older than his years, wearing a thick blue and white sailing-theme sweater, shoulder length grey hair and rimless glasses.

The hearing was rescheduled for Jan. 4. Steepe’s lawyer, David Doney, said Monday he would seek resolution rather than bail once the matter returns to court. Doney said more time was needed to gather information and disclosures prior to the Jan. 4 appearance.

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