Colin Perkel/The Canadian Press

A former Canadian senator has been charged with three counts of sexual assault and one count of criminal harassment in relation to alleged incidents during which he was still a member of Parliament’s upper house.

Don Meredith was charged Saturday, the Ottawa police sexual assault and child abuse section said, after an investigation into a woman’s allegations of sexual assault in 2013 and 2014. Police said she was an adult at the time.

Mr. Meredith, 58, served as a senator in the Red Chamber between 2010 and 2017. He was released Saturday on a promise to appear in court.

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