Toronto Police Charge Peter Nygard With Sexual Assault And Forced Confinement For 19 Years

Toronto police issued an arrest warrant for former fashion mogul Peter Nygard for a series of sexual assaults that allegedly occurred between 1987 and 2005.

Members of the Toronto human trafficking and sex crimes team obtained the arrest warrant for the 80-year-old man earlier this week. He will be charged with six counts of sexual assault and three counts of forcible confinement, according to a press release on Friday.

Police allege that six different historical assaults occurred, dating back to October 1987 and November 1987, when they say a man forcibly confined and sexually assaulted a woman.

Nygard will also be charged with forcibly confining and sexually assaulting a woman between November 1988 and February 1989; sexually assaulting a woman in December 1989; forcibly confining and sexually assaulting a woman between April and September 1988; forcibly confine and sexually assault another woman between January 2005 and March 2005; and sexually assaulting another woman between November 2005 and March 2006.

Nygard is scheduled to appear in Winnipeg court on Friday, where he is expected to consent to being extradited to the United States, where he faces nine counts of sex trafficking and extortion.

The US authorities allege that seven victims will testify in a criminal trial that their livelihood came to depend on having sex with Nygard.

He has denied all allegations.

With files from The Canadian Press

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