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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Law Licence Restrictions for Port Elgin Lawyer Facing Sexual Assault Charge

Saugeen Shores | by Megan Johnson  

John King was charged with the criminal offence on Sept. 5, allegations have not been proven in court.

A Port Elgin lawyer facing a sexual assault charge has had restrictions placed on his licence to practice.

According to court records, John D. King was charged with the criminal offence on Sept. 5. He’s made appearances in court between Sept. 11 and Nov. 13.

He's due to make his next court appearance Dec. 11.

The case is under a publication ban protecting the alleged victim's identity.

The allegation against King has not been proven in court.

Law Society of Ontario Senior Communications Advisor Susan Tonkin says in an email King signed an undertaking to the Law Society on Oct. 22, wherein he undertook certain restrictions.

The restrictions on King's licence to practice law are: he will have no contact with clients or prospective clients in the office unless it is in the presence of another licensee of the Law Society of Ontario.

King must also have no direct physical contact with clients or prospective clients outside of the office, and in particular, will not attend the private residences of any clients or prospective clients.

Tonkin explains undertakings are pledges made in writing to the Law Society used to protect the public on an interim basis, pending any regulatory action.

 

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