Fashion mogul agrees in Winnipeg court to extradite to US for human trafficking
Toronto police have announced multiple allegations of sexual harassment against former fashion mogul Peter Niegard. Meanwhile, the charges0-year-old designer agreed in court on Friday that he would be extradited to the United States to face charges there.
The Toronto Police Service said in a press release that Niger has been charged with six counts of sexual harassment and three counts of forcible imprisonment involving six women.
The alleged attacks originally took place between 1980 and 2000.
September 29, Sex Crimes – Members of the Human Trafficking Enforcement Team issue arrest warrants for Niegard, who is involved in six cases where a man was forcibly detained and a woman was sexually abused.
Niegard is currently in custody in Manitoba, where he is awaiting extradition to the United States.
Niegard was arrested in December 2020 on charges of sex trafficking and rape. There are nine charges against him in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
U.S. authorities have been accused of using Niger’s influence in the fashion industry to lure women and girls with the promise of modeling and other financial opportunities. He has denied all allegations.
He appeared in court in Winnipeg for an extradition hearing on Friday morning, where he agreed to be extradited to the United States only on charges of sex trafficking.
Niger’s lawyer Brian Greenspan said after the court hearing that his client had maintained his innocence, although he had agreed to extradite.
“As in the past, Mr. Niegard denies any allegations of criminal conduct. He rejects any suggestion that he was involved in conduct for which criminal charges should be brought against him,” Greenspan said.
In the United States, Niger has launched a class-action lawsuit alleging sexual harassment of dozens of women.
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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times