Toronto city Councilor Michael Thompson According to his lawyer, he was charged with sexual assault.
Attorney Calvin Barry says Thompson5th term as. Councilor A member of the Scarborough Center who is seeking re-election in October’s local elections, he faces two counts of sexual assault.
Barry said the accusations were “at the lower end of the spectrum,” Thompson claim innocence.
he says Thompson He strongly denies the charges and hopes to be acquitted.
Barry says the allegations stem from an incident in the Muskoka area in July.
Toronto Mayor John Torrey said in a statement: Thompson agreed to resign as chairman of the Toronto Economic and Community Development Commission and deputy mayor of Toronto’s East End. city.
“in the meantime, Councilor Faced with these charges, it would not be appropriate for him to continue as deputy mayor and chairman of the Standing Committee,” Torrey said in a statement Thursday night.
In a statement, Torrey said he takes the sexual assault allegations and prosecution “very seriously” and will not comment further as it is a court case.
barry says Thompson Court will be held November 1 in Bracebridge, Ontario.