Ontario billionaire Frank Stronach accused of sexual offences towards 3 ladies

Ontario billionaire Frank Stronach, 91, is accused of committing sexual offences towards three ladies between 1980 and 2023, based on courtroom paperwork.

The brand new particulars are contained in public information obtained Friday by CBC Information from the Ontario Court docket of Justice in Brampton. The paperwork present additional data on the costs first introduced by Peel Regional Police in a quick assertion per week in the past.

Within the courtroom paperwork, Peel police allege Stronach dedicated the next offences:

  • Rape and indecent assault in July 1980 towards one girl.
  • Sexual assault and forcible confinement towards one other girl in February 1986. 
  • Sexual assault on a 3rd girl in April 2023.

Police mentioned Stronach was arrested on June 7 in Peel area, west of Toronto. He is attributable to seem in courtroom in Brampton on July 8.

The 2 alleged offences courting again to the Nineteen Eighties are listed as having occurred in Toronto or elsewhere in Ontario. The 2023 sexual assault is alleged to have occurred in Aurora or elsewhere in Ontario.

The allegations of rape and indecent assault predate the abolishment of these two costs from the Felony Code. In 1983, each offences had been changed with sexual assault.

Ontario billionaire Frank Stronach, 91, is accused of committing sexual offences towards three ladies between 1980 and 2023, based on Ontario Court docket of Justice paperwork obtained by CBC Information. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)

Stronach’s residence is listed within the paperwork as an tackle in Aurora, in Ontario’s York area. 

Requested earlier this week whether or not York Regional Police had been concerned within the case, spokesperson appearing Sgt. Lisa Moskaluk mentioned in an electronic mail “it’s Peel’s investigation.”

Stronach was ordered to give up any passports, notify police of any change of tackle and to not have any contact with any of the three alleged victims.

Stronach’s lawyer, Brian Greenspan, mentioned his shopper “categorically denies the allegations of impropriety which have been introduced towards him.” 

“He seems to be ahead to the chance to completely reply to the costs and to keep up his legacy, each as a philanthropist and as an icon of the Canadian enterprise neighborhood,” Greenspan mentioned final Friday.

Magna says Stronach not affiliated with firm

Born in Austria, Stronach got here to Canada in 1954 and later based Aurora-based auto elements big Magna Worldwide. The corporate mentioned in a press release that he has had no affiliation with Magna since relinquishing management in 2010. 

His daughter, Belinda Stronach, a former MP for Newmarket-Aurora, leads one other multinational based by her father, the Stronach Group. Often known as 1/ST, the corporate focuses on thoroughbred horse racing and betting. The Stronach Group mentioned Frank Stronach has not been concerned within the firm’s operations for a number of years.

Owner Frank Stronach is presented with the trophy by Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell after Shaman Ghost won the 156th running of the Queen's Plate at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto on Sunday, July 5, 2015.=
Stronach is introduced with a trophy by then Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell after his horse, Shaman Ghost, received the 156th operating of the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto July 5, 2015. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press)

In 2018, Frank Stronach based Stronach Worldwide, an organization targeted on natural agriculture and zero-emission transportation. Stronach Worldwide didn’t reply to a request for touch upon the costs.

Stronach is a member of the Order of Canada and the Canadian Enterprise Corridor of Fame. He holds a number of honorary levels from establishments in Canada and overseas.

Sudbury, Ont.’s Laurentian College, which handed Stronach an honorary doctorate in enterprise administration in 2011, mentioned it is monitoring developments.

“We search to have honorary diploma recipients who replicate the values of the college each earlier than and after their award,” Laurentian mentioned in a press release.

Assist is obtainable for anybody who has skilled sexual violence. You may entry disaster traces and native help providers by means of this Authorities of Canada web site (https://bit.ly/3D1rUmb) or the Ending Violence Affiliation of Canada database (https://bit.ly/3ilpp67). In case you’re in quick hazard or worry in your security or that of others round you, please name 911.

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