Men who allege they were molested by a counsellor in the 1990s are disappointed the man has been released on bail.
Allan Keith Huggins, 66, is facing 33 charges stemming from a police investigation in which adult men come forward with allegations of sexual abuse.
Magistrate Dianne Scaddan today released Mr Huggins on strict conditions despite opposition from prosecutors who feared he could use overseas connections to flee the country and pose a risk to the community by continuing to work in the "unregulated" profession.
The court was told that police, who are continuing their investigation, were looking into allegations that alleged offences occurred after 1990-91, the time period of the current 33 charges.
The court has also heard from prosecutors that material suggested Mr Huggins had a "propensity" for the alleged crimes, with allegations surfacing in NSW where he worked before WA.
He had a prior WA prosecution from 1991 that saw him handed probation for indecently dealing with a teenage boy, the court has heard.
The bail application made by Mr Huggins' defence lawyer David McKenzie was today granted by Ms Scaddan with strict conditions after she said material about his alleged risk to the community was "scant".
She also suggested that conditions could mitigate the supposed flight risk and the fact Mr Huggins had returned from trips to the Philippines in the past - before the current charges were laid - worked in his favour.
Mr Huggins can be released from Hakea Prison after raising $30,000 bail and a similar surety.
He must surrender his passports, report daily to police and obey a curfew, along with other conditions.
Outside court, two of his alleged victims said they were disappointed with the decision.
Mr Huggins will reappear in court on October 30.