Toronto Police Are Investigating Allegations Against Jian Ghomeshi

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It has been about a week since the story of Jian Ghomeshi's firing and history of sexual abuse broke. Now, Toronto police have launched a criminal investigation into allegations of sexual abuse and are asking the public for assistance by coming forward with any type of evidence that could be related to their case.

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Though nine women have come forward alleging that Ghomeshi had been physically and sexually abusive, three women have formally complained to police with allegations of sexual assault. Toronto Star reports:

Sex Crimes Insp. Joanna Beaven-Desjardins told reporters on Saturday morning that two of her best investigators had been assigned to the case.

Police would not comment on what evidence they are working with, whether charges are imminent or where Ghomeshi is at the moment. He will "at some point" be asked to come in and discuss the allegations, Beaven-Desjardins said. Beaven-Desjardins said the police are not aware of Ghomeshi's location at this time.

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Obviously, with reports that Ghomeshi had shown his colleagues at CBC a graphic video of him beating women in a consensual context in order to exonerate himself, the police will be reaching out to CBC for the video.

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"two of her best investigators" made me immediately think of Benson and Stabler. Speaking of, does Law and Order: SVU air in Canada? And either way, how long till this becomes an SVU episode in the states?