Jian Ghomeshi faces five charges in sexual assault investigation

November 26, 2014

Former CBC Q Host Jian Ghomeshi is now facing five charges in relation to a sexual assault investigation.

jian_ghomeshi.jpg.size.xxlarge.letterboxMr. Ghomeshi, 47, has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of “overcome resistance – choking,” Toronto police said.

According to Canada’s 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.

The CBC’s head of public affairs, Chuck Thompson, said in an e-mail, “We don’t comment on‎ criminal investigations.”

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