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Toronto city councillor Michael Thompson charged with sexual assault: lawyer

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The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press

Toronto city councillor Michael Thompson has been charged with sexual assault, according to his lawyer.

Toronto criminal defence lawyer Calvin Barry says Thompson, who is in his fifth term as councillor for Scarborough Centre and is seeking re-election in October’s municipal election, faces two counts of sexual assault.

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Barry says the charges are “on the lower end of the spectrum” and Thompson will plead not guilty.

He says Thompson vehemently denies the allegations and looks forward to being exonerated.

Barry says the allegations stem from an incident that took place in the Muskoka area in July.

He says Thompson has a Nov. 1 court date in Bracebridge, Ont.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 29, 2022.