Lawyer arrested in alleged sexual assault of minor

Toxicology tests are being carried out on a Toronto lawyer who is accused of sexually assaulting a minor. Brent Fox, 51, who practices alongside his wife and son in Toronto, was arrested on Thursday…

Lawyer arrested in alleged sexual assault of minor

Toxicology tests are being carried out on a Toronto lawyer who is accused of sexually assaulting a minor.

Brent Fox, 51, who practices alongside his wife and son in Toronto, was arrested on Thursday night and is being held at Toronto police headquarters, said Acting Inspector Mark Jette.

He said police have not released details of the allegations against Fox because he has not been charged.

He said: “We have not charged Brent Fox with any offence, yet. We’re waiting for the results of some toxicology tests.”

Police said a call was made to them at 7pm and “a 45-year-old female” was taken to hospital in fair condition after allegedly being sexually assaulted by Fox. The Herald Sun newspaper reported Fox allegedly went to the victim’s home while she was asleep and the incident was caught on surveillance footage.

Brent Fox’s lawyer, Saul Goldman, said his client was “being questioned at police headquarters where he is co-operating with the investigators”.

“As it is a matter of public record that police investigations are ongoing, I am making no further comment on the ongoing police investigation at this time,” he said.

In a statement, Fox’s law firm said it was “aware of the matter” and had been assisting police in their investigation.

“We are not providing any further comment at this time and will continue to cooperate with the police,” it said.

“Please contact the Toronto police … as well as the LSPT [Law Society of Upper Canada] for any questions about our law practice.”

Police do not believe this is an isolated incident.

They are asking anyone who may have further information about Fox to contact Toronto police at 416-808-7400, ext 3035.

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