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Friday 29 August 2014

Drummer in Canadian PM's band on sex charges

Published 06/02/2014 | 20:51

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A spokesperson for Prime Minister Stephen Harper (above) said the prime minister's office is "shocked and disturbed" by the charges
A spokesperson for Prime Minister Stephen Harper (above) said the prime minister's office is "shocked and disturbed" by the charges

The drummer in Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper's band has been charged with five counts of sexual assault and five of sexual interference with a minor.

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Phillip Nolan, who is also a teacher in Ottawa, Ontario, was charged in connection with incidents dating back to 1998 and 2000.

Police said they started an investigation last November looking at a complaint of sexual assault on a minor by a teacher.

They said there are concerns there may be other victims.

A spokesman for Mr Harper said the prime minister's office is "shocked and disturbed" by the charges and had not been made aware of any such allegations.

Nolan was the drummer for Harper's band, Herringbone.

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