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Toronto lawyer facing sex assault charges now charged with indecent act

Francois Lesieur, who faces four counts of sexual assault, has been charged with indecent act. Toronto Police Service/Handout

TORONTO – A Toronto lawyer accused of sexually assaulting three teenage girls has been charged with an indecent act from an incident two years ago.

Toronto police allege Francois Lesieur, 32, committed the offence while on board a subway train at Bloor Station around 10:30 p.m. on June 23, 2014.

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In late September, Toronto police charged Lesieur with four counts of sexual assault, alleging he assaulted the girls – aged 14, 15 and 16 – in public places such as subway stations and a food court.

Police allege the girls were targeted and say one girl was sexually assaulted twice in the span of five days by the same man.

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He had his legal license temporarily suspended in mid-October.

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Lesieur’s lawyer says her client is presumed innocent on the previous charges.

“Mr. Lesieur looks forward to learning more about the new allegation,” Megan Savard said Friday.

“He will respond fully to all charges in court.”

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