Wilbur Frank Mayo Sr., 69, was convicted in 2001 of child molestation and sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Eight years later, the former Salvation Army worker filed an extraordinary motion for a new trial and was granted bond as Superior Court Judge Robert Johnston III decided whether to give him a new trial.
That motion is still on the table, but Mayo is back in jail after a Wednesday hearing.
Chief Judge John Allen ordered that that motion for a new trial be sent to Johnston, now retired but still hearing some cases, for a decision, said Assistant District Attorney David Helmick.
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“But the judge ordered that the bond be revoked, and that he be remanded to custody,” the prosecutor added.