A Pacific Grove man accused of raping a woman in his father’s liquor store remained jailed Monday after a judge increased his bail for violating the terms of his release.
Judge Russell Scott elevated Thomas Pollacci’s bail from $300,000 to $400,000 after the GPS company hired by his defense lawyer to monitor him reported that Pollacci lingered 29 minutes too long in his church parking lot after Mass early Friday.
Prosecutor Cristina Johnson reported the violation to Scott and defense attorney Andy Liu before noon Friday. Scott ordered Pollacci to appear that afternoon and, despite protests that he had left the church on time, remanded him into custody in the courtroom pending a hearing Monday.
He’s back out on a larger bail amount and now free to prowl.