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Mounties clear Furlong in sex assault probe 0

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

Former VANOC chief John Furlong seen here with lawyer Marvin Starrow at a news conference in Vancouver on Sept. 27, 2012. (CARMINE MARINELLI/24 HOURS)

Former VANOC chief John Furlong seen here with lawyer Marvin Starrow at a news conference in Vancouver on Sept. 27, 2012. (CARMINE MARINELLI/24 HOURS)

Mounties have cleared former VANOC boss John Furlong of a sexual assault allegation made by a woman who claimed to be one of his former students in Burns Lake, B.C.

The allegation, according to RCMP, is “not supported” after an investigation and no charges are being recommended, according to a letter from RCMP Cpl. Quinton Mackie dated Dec. 5 and addressed to lawyer Marvin Storrow.

“The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are no longer investigating John Furlong with respect to this allegation,” he wrote.

Storrow, one of Furlong’s lawyers, didn’t respond for comment by press time.

In an email, RCMP spokesman Rob Vermeulen confirmed the “investigation with respect to allegations put forth by Beverly Abraham has concluded and grounds do not exist on which to recommend charges.”

Vermeulen declined further comment, as several civil court actions from people claiming to be Furlong’s former students remain active.

 

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