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Jake Virtanen, former Vancouver Canuck, charged with sex assault

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Jake Virtanen has been charged with sexual assault, Vancouver police confirmed Thursday.The BC Prosecution Service approved one count of sexual assault against Virtanen in relation to an incident that occurred in Vancouver on Sept.

26, 2017, when Virtanen was playing in the NHL, police said.An investigation was launched last May, after the now-23-year-old alleged victim came forward.In July, the Canucks said Virtanen had been placed on unconditional waivers for the purposes of a contract buyout.In a statement to Global News, Virtanen’s agent Kevin Epp said his client maintains his innocence.“Mr.

Virtanen denies the allegations of non-consensual sexual contact with the complainant. He has filed a response to the complainant’s civil lawsuit.

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