A federal magistrate in Philadelphia has ruled that a wealthy Russian-born entrepreneur can be let out of prison while he waits for a trial on international child-sex charges.
Andrew Mogilyansky, however, won't be allowed to go home yet, because prosecutors have filed an immediate appeal.
Mogilyansky, 38, is charged with traveling to orphanages in his native country to molest young girls and hire them out as prostitutes.
Magistrate Carol Sandra Moore Wells said today Mogilyansky can await trial under house arrest, but only if he posts more bail money.
Mogilyansky is a dual citizen who lives in Croyden, Bucks County. Prosecutors say he has the money to flee, but defense attorney George Newman says Mogilyansky has strong ties to this area.