A Canadian teenager held in Cuba following a car crash three months ago
could be home soon.
Cody LeCompte, 19, has been in custody since April 29. The Simcoe teen
was driving a rental car that was hit by a dump truck. LeCompte was told
he could not leave Cuba until a court decided whether he'd be charged.
Minister of State of Foreign Affairs Peter Kent met with a high-level
Cuban official on Wednesday and discussed the plight of many Canadians
held in Cuba, including LeCompte.
Kent says the official was told that delays in the case could influence
Canadians considering Cuba as a tourist destination.
LeCompte may have been released already. Reports say he was required to
make a bail payment of 2000 Cuban pesos, or about $80, and return to
address the accident in court if required.
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