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Former PQ leader André Boisclair arrested on new sexual assault charge

Former PQ chief, Andre Boisclair, exits a police station in Quebec City, on November 9, 2017. Vincent Fradet/The Canadian Press

Former Parti Québécois leader André Boisclair was arrested Wednesday for the second time and is facing a new charge of sexual assault.

A spokeswoman for the provincial prosecution service, Audrey Roy-Cloutier, confirmed on social media that Boisclair had been questioned by Montreal police.

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She said a charge of sexual assault was filed against him and he was released with conditions and a promise to appear in court March 1 in Montreal.

An order is in effect prohibiting the publication of any information that could identify the alleged victim.

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The former politician was arrested last spring and charged with sexual assault with the participation of another person and sexual assault with a weapon.

In July, he pleaded not guilty to those charges, which were alleged to have occurred on or around Jan. 8, 2014 in Montreal.