Brennan ordered Cantin held in custody until a hearing on Jan. 7 to determine whether he has violated his probation in the case.
Cantin’s children, who were 10 and 16 when he left, are now adults.
His former wife, Glenda, was not in court yesterday. She did not return a message left for her by last night’s Salem News deadline.
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