New charges against Ontario billionaire Frank Stronach involve 7 additional complainants: court documents

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Published June 28, 2024 at 2:39 pm

Frank Stronach poses with horse "Holy Helena" of Stronach Stables, after winning the 158th running of the Queen's Plate horse race at Woodbine Race Track, in Toronto on Sunday, July 2, 2017. A court document shows 91-year-old billionaire businessman Stronach stands accused of sexually assaulting seven additional complainants from 1977 to as recently as February.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

Court documents show billionaire businessman Frank Stronach stands accused of sexually assaulting seven additional complainants from 1977 to as recently as February.

The documents filed today provide additional information about eight new charges police recently laid against 91-year-old Stronach, after he was initially arrested in early June on five charges involving three different complainants.

The documents say Stronach is accused of attempting to have sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent and indecently assaulting her between June 1977 and January 1978.

Founder of auto parts giant Magna, the billionaire was arrested and charged with rape, indecent assault on a female, two counts of sexual assault and forcible confinement earlier this month by Peel Regional Police.

He was arrested again on Wednesday on six more counts of sexual assault, one count of attempted rape and one count of indecent assault on a female, bringing the total charges to 13.

Investigators say the earlier charges are related to alleged sexual assaults as far back as the 1980s up until 2023.

Stronach’s lawyer Brian Greenspan has said that his client denies all allegations against him and plans to “vigorously” defend himself.

Police have again asked for potential victims to come forward with information, and confirmed the latest charges are related to “additional victims” identified by the Special Victims Unit.

Anyone with information related to the charges can contact the Peel police Special Victims Unit by calling 905-453-2121, ext. 3460. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

– With files from Insauga.com

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