Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Jian Ghomeshi faces five charges in sexual assault

Former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi is facing five charges in relation to a sexual assault investigation.
Ghomeshi, 47, has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of “overcome resistance – choking,” Toronto police said in a news release.
According to the Criminal Code, anyone found guilty of attempting to choke someone to overcome their resistance to the commission of an indictable offence faces a maximum punishment of life in prison. Sexual assault carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
Ghomeshi was charged on Wednesday morning after surrendering to police. He is scheduled to appear in court at 2 p.m. at the city's College Park courthouse, police said.

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