COPY-Judge: SC man facing charges should know accusers

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) - A judge has ruled that a Bluffton man charged with posing as a bail bondsman and targeting Hispanics has the right to know his accusers.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports ( that 59-year-old Henry Roldan faces misdemeanor charges of obtaining goods under false pretenses.

Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen ruled Monday that Roldan has the right to know the names of the two people who accused him earlier this year of posing as a bondsman and duping them out of money.

Roldan's attorney said when he got police reports about his client, the names were redacted in violation of Roldan's Sixth Amendment right to face his accusers.

Prosecutors said the names were redacted because investigators worry Roldan might attempt to threaten his accusers. No trial date has been set.

Information from: The Island Packet,

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