Former Senator Don Meredith Faces Three Counts of Sexual Assault

Former conservative Senator, Don Meredith, who resigned from the upper chamber amidst sexual misconduct scandal faces criminal charges.

Meredith who was involved in a sexual affair with a teenager, has been charged with three counts of sexual assault and criminal harassment by the Ottawa police.

The charges related to incidents in 2012 and 2014 and were reported to the police by an adult woman, says Ottawa police.

The police said they “are concerned there may be more alleged victims”. The 58 year old former senator was charged and released on a promise to appear in court.

He was appointed by Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2010. In 2015, an investigation revealed that Meredith had violated the chamber’s code of ethics by engaging in a relationship with a 16 year old.

Meredith was forced to resign from the senate weeks after, in disgrace, just as the upper chamber was getting ready to expel him.

In 2019, another investigation revealed that Meredith had repeatedly bullied, threatened and intimidated his staff members.

No comments from Meredith and no further report from the police has been received after his charges.


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